Friday, 28 March 2008
The appointment of former IRA activist Sean Lynch to the District Policing Partnership was attacked by UUP Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA Tom Elliott. The MLA was clearly incensed by the prospect of a former leader of IRA prisoners should been involved in holding the police to account for their performance in tackling burglaries, street drinking and the other day to day crimes that inflict Fermanagh. Others might marvel at a clearly committed Republican accepting such a position. The response of Arlene Foster, the DUP Minister who is also an MLA for the area, was carefully measured.