Deputy mayor faces first time conundrum

Craigavon Deputy Mayor, Sinn Fein's Catherine Seeley.
Craigavon Deputy Mayor, Sinn Fein's Catherine Seeley.

It remains unclear as to whether Sinn Fein’s deputy mayor will play a role in Remembrance Sunday in Lurgan.

With Catherine Seeley becoming the first Sinn Fein councillor in the history of Craigavon Council to be in such a position, it is the first time the situation has arisen.

Normally the Mayor and Deputy take it year about to attend services in Lurgan and Portadown, but a Sinn Fein boycott of Remembrance Day events has been commonplace.

When asked if Ms Seeley would be attending next Sunday’s wreath-laying ceremony at Lurgan War Memorial a spokesperson for the party said discussions were ongoing.

The party were not in a position to make any further comment on what they described as a “very sensitive issue”.