Ballymena’s culture of hate

By Tom McGurk (for the Sunday Business Post)

It has been fascinating to watch the ‘‘new age’’, as opposed to ‘‘stone age’’, DUP tip-toe politely around the funeral of Michael McIlveen. This 15-year-old boy was beaten to death with baseball bats by a group of teenagers of roughly the same age as himself. His ‘‘crime’’ was that he was a Catholic and that he was living in a town called Ballymena.

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