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Tonight’s vote is yet another step to ensuring equality in Belfast City Hall – Conor Maskey

1 October, 2009

Sinn Féin Councillor for Oldpark Conor Maskey has tonight said that the vote on memoribilia and artefacts in Belfast City Council this evening is yet another step in ensuring equality in City Hall.

The DUP were the only party who voted against these proposals.

Speaking from the Council this evening Cllr Maskey said;

“This is the beginning of yet another step to ensuring a City Hall that reflects the many shades of cultures and backgrounds within our city.

Tonight’s vote was about ensuring equality and inclusivity in the city of Belfast. As a Council, we are duty bound to promote, respect and acknowledge all the citizens of Belfast.

As a result of tonight’s vote we have ensured that the vibrant and ever growing Gaelic speaking community and it’s history within our city will be acknowledge with a substantial piece of art to be commissioned within City Hall.

It is unfortunate that yet again the DUP have shown themselves to be opposed to equality and inclusivity unless it is based on their terms. I commend all of those who took part in the Committee’s consultation and look forward to working with all of the parties and key stakeholders in continuing the work to create a City Hall that reflects the diversity and richness of our city.” CRÍOCH

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