NICVA, the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations
in Northern Ireland, has condemned the weekend shootings
NICVA's director of policy, Frances McCandless, said: "Along
with every other voice that has been raised in the last
two days, we want to express our outrage and disgust at
the shootings in Antrim at the weekend. There is a clear
message coming from people here that this is 'not in our
name' and must never happen again.
"Voluntary and community organisations have worked
in communities across Northern Ireland to promote peace
and reconciliation and we know the appetite for peace is
as strong as ever.
"No-one wants to go back to the days when we woke
every morning to news of a fresh atrocity. We extend our
sympathies to the families of the dead and to the wounded
and their families, and call upon those responsible to recognise
that the world has moved on and they will be unsuccessful
in stirring up hatred and division."