21/02/2018

Sinn Fein Called To Remove 'Tiochfaidh Ar La' Badge

The DUP has hit out at Sinn Fein and called on the party to remove a "Tiochfaidh Ar La" badge, "our day will come", which is currently on sale on its bookshop website.

The DUP said the badge, in the shape of an Armalite rifle, "glorifies terrorism".

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald also used the slogan at the end of her speech at the party's ard fheis.
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DUP MLA Peter Weir said: "Sinn Fein 'weaponised' the Irish language. The choice to shape the words in the image of a rifle was a deliberate one. Despite her words Mary Lou and her party are happy to wallow in the past. Her choice to attend an IRA commemoration as the first public appearance in Northern Ireland after being nominated as Sinn Fein President was again deliberate.

"If Mary Lou McDonald and her party truly wishes to move forward then Sinn Fein should remove the badges from their website. The Party President could also issue a clear statement that it is inappropriate and offensive to wallow in the sectarian murder campaign of the IRA."

(CD)

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