Sinn Féin Cllr Gemma McKenna has welcomed the Parades Commission’s decision to prohibit a loyal orders march scheduled for Portadown this weekend from entering the Garvaghy Road area.
Cllr McKenna said,
“It’s welcome news that the Parades Commission have listened to the views of local residents and elected representatives and produced a fresh determination.
“This ruling prohibits this new parade entering into the Lower Garvaghy Road and Victoria Terrace areas.
“We maintain the view that there is no rationale for any loyal order parade in this area.
“I would call on everyone to do all that they can to reduce tension and to ensure we all have a peaceful summer.”