From the BBC News website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7262313.stm DUP plans SAS event at Stormont The DUP has said it plans to apply to reserve the Long Gallery at Stormont for an event to celebrate the role of the SAS during the Troubles. It comes days after it emerged Sinn Fein's Jennifer McCann planned an event to celebrate the life of IRA bomber Mairead Farrell in the same venue. Sinn Fein's plan was angrily opposed by both the DUP and Ulster Unionists. Assembly member Jeffrey Donaldson is making the DUP application. He said Sinn Fein's plan should not go ahead. "I believe we should celebrate the lives of role models but who in their right mind could view a terrorist who was prepared to kill innocent men, women and children as a role model? "That is not the image we want to portray to our children as we build a peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland," Mr Donaldson said. "However, it is right and proper that we should celebrate and commemorate our armed forces who stood against terrorists such as Farrell." Mairead Farrell was shot dead in Gibraltar in 1988 along with two other IRA members by the SAS. Keys to a car found in her handbag led to the discovery in Spain of five packages of Semtex explosive. Farrell had previously been jailed between 1976 and 1986 for the bombing of the Conway Hotel in Dunmurry, outside Belfast. Sinn Fein assembly member Jennifer McCann said she planned the event commemorating her at Stormont to mark international women's day. "I'm not asking anyone to agree with what I am doing, but I am saying they should respect it. "Stormont is a shared space and that's the way it has to be seen," she said.