Sinn Fein councillor Kieran Mulholland has described the decision of Unionist councillors on the Causeway Coast and Glens Council to vote against Sinn Fein and SDLP motions requesting that the council investigate ways of helping with the Humanitarian refugee crisis in Europe as disgraceful.
Councillor Mulholland said: “I was a bit taken aback with the attitude of Unionist Councillors to what were in my view common sense ideas for the Council to investigate ways and means of providing practical help to a humanitarian crisis.
“The community have been showing the lead with enormous generosity, collecting clothes, toiletries and money to assist the crisis. I also know that they want politicians to find further practical ways of helping to end the suffering of families trekking across Europe.
“It was to that very point that we felt Council should address as well as lobby others in Government to help. I am extremely disappointed and saddened that Unionist Councillors argued against this non political, humanitarian aspiration.”