North Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Conor Maskey has welcomed the decision by the Loyal Orders to withdraw their application to parade through Ardoyne, Mountainview and the Dales on the 29th September as part of the Ulster Covenant rally.
Conor Maskey said:
“It is difficult to understand the type of mindset that thought this was a good idea in the first place especially considering the current climate around contentious Loyal Order parades. The application was unnecessary and unhelpful as we attempt to lower tensions around the 29th September march and come to a resolution agreeable to all.
“The application should never have been made but clearly wiser council has prevailed and that is to be welcomed.”