DUP leader Arlene Foster commented on the 'horrific' murder of Colin Horner saying that it "was a shock from the past"
Speaking at the DUP's manifesto launch on Wednesday Mrs Foster said, "There is no place for paramilitarism of any nature in Northern Ireland. People of Northern Ireland want to live in a shared society, they want to live in a society that is content with themselves and move forward."
Adding " They do not want to go back to the days of the past."
Launching their election manifesto at the Old Courthouse in Antrim Mrs Foster said every vote will not just determine who will be returned to Westminster, but also as a mandate for the political negotiations aimed at restoring powersharing at Stormont.
The former first minister said after the election the DUP will enter Stormont negotiations positively but insisted it "will not be a one-way street".
Mrs Foster said, for her, the most important issue at the forthcoming election "is not devolution but the Union itself".
She called on all unionists to rise to the challenge from Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and put a border poll off the agenda for generations.