MOYLE Council Chair, Sinn Fein’s Cara McShane said she had launched various projects in Bushmills before and also in recent weeks had a “brilliant night” and was given a “Cead Mile Failte” at the Parish Centre in the town.
Ahead of the August 17 unveiling event she said people felt “intimidated” into not attending.
Cllr Cara McShane said verbal abuse was dished out at the event including against a Council officer.
Cllr Cara McShane said if she had delayed the unveiling it would have been “bowing to bigotry. The pace of change will not be dictated to by bully-boys.”
She said a discussion needs to be held at Moyle Public Community Safety Partnership about the role of one of its members at the Bushmills protests.
And the Chairperson said funding of a group linked to the protest in
Bushmills needs to be scrutinised.