No need for Garvaghey Road parade
Sinn Féin Upper Bann MLA John O'Dowd speaking after meeting with the Parades Commission has reiterated Sinn Fein view that there is no need for an Orange Order parade down the Garvaghey Road.
Mr O'Dowd said:
"We have met with Parades Commission and outlined our view of the situation in Portadown and the Garvaghey Road.
"We reiterated our position that there is no need for a parade down the Garvaghey Road. There is no need to put the local community through the trauma of having an Orange Order parade through the area.
"The only long-term solution is through agreed dialogue." ENDS