|INLA paramilitary funeral|
The second stage of the funeral took place this morning with the requiem mass at St Columba's Roman Catholic Church, Long Tower, after which the coffin was taken to the city cemetery.
Once again the funeral cortege was a paramilitary display with forty-five masked men and women in paramilitary uniforms. Meanwhile, according to one newspaper report, 'police kept a discreet distance throughout the funeral.'
|St Columba's, Long Tower|
A republican paramilitary display of this nature and scale outside a Roman Catholic Church surely requires some comment from the Roman Catholic hierarchy.