Sinn Fein have refused to suspend a councillor who taunted victims of the Kingsmill attack on #Social media.

According to Cookstown District Council's website, Councillor Michael McIvor has not been punished by his party and remains the district councillor for Ballinderry.

"Councillor McIvor said on Facebook he tried to 'break bread' with the unionists"

The Unionist Voice reported that Councillor McIvor said on #Facebook he tried to "break bread" with the unionists, but they were not interested. He concluded his comment by saying "here is a loaf they are interested in."

The remark was in reference to the Kingsmill massacre, which happened on 5th January 1976 in the Kingsmill village.

IRA fighter Colm Murphy, who also participated in the 1998 Omagh Bombing, and other men murdered ten Protestants.

The Ballinderry branch of Sinn Fein ignored Blasting News' request to specify whether Councillor McIvor will be suspended. However, his comment has caused uproar among many Northern Irish Conservatives.

"Nothing regarding Sinn Fein should surprise"

East Belfast Conservative Association provided Blasting News with the following statement: "Nothing regarding Sinn Fein should surprise, and Councillor McIvor in particular if you look at his record. Tribal belligerence and trawling over the past is a speciality of the legacy of the Northern Irish parties.

"They should be focused on re-establishing the Northern Ireland Executive, making critical social and economic decisions, and delivering better public services."

After commenting on the Kingsmill massacre, the Ballingderry councillor abused unionists on social media.

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He mocked one unionist account on Facebook by saying: "You banging on about me on Twitter kid- the lisp in the real world- hard typing on social media."

The unionist replied by asking him to confirm he is still a member of Sinn Fein, to which he replied: "Aye- so what are you still a member of- nothing."

"They are not a normal political party and probably never will be"

Northern Irish Conservative Gary Hynds said: "To me, it just once again exposes the type of people Sinn Fein have within their ranks. They are not a normal political party and probably never will be. They have many high profile members who are responsible for some disgusting acts.

"They continue to not only glorify in their blood-filled past, but now mock those who are killed also. They portray an image of fighting for equality and respect when in reality, deep down, they are a nasty bunch who are proud of blowing innocent people to bits and torturing the people of Northern Ireland for years. In some ways, it is handy for their masks to slip, it reminds people who they really are."

Councillor McIvor was asked to provide a statement, but refused to do so.

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff was suspended on full pay for three months after the West Tyrone MP posted a video on social media with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre.

He attended a meeting of the senior Sinn Fein leadership on Monday morning.

Sinn Fein Stormont Leader Michelle O'Neill apologised to the Kingsmill families, saying Mr. McElduff's actions were not intended to cause pain or hurt. She said he did the right thing in apologising and accepting the period of suspension from the party.

The Belfast Telegraph reported that Bea Worton, the 89-year-old mother of murdered Kingsmill worker Kenneth Worton, said she was 'hurt to the backbone' by Mr. McElduff's comments.

She also revealed she received prank phone calls mocking the atrocity.

Victims campaigner Willie Frazer said he and the Family Research & Policy Unit had received a total of forty to fifty prank calls demanding 10 slices of Kingsmill bread for the past six months.

Kenneth Worton was only 24 when he lost his life during one of the bloodiest events of the Troubles. He left behind two children.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster has been asked by families to report the phone calls to the police. #Britain