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SF seek to meet new Orange Order leader

5 January, 2011 - by Alex Maskey

Commenting on the appointment of Eddie Stevenson as the new Head of the Orange Order, Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey said he hoped the new man would mark a change in the failed polices followed by his predecessor Robert Saulters.

Mr Maskey said:

“The Orange Order under Robert Saulters lurched from one crisis to another. Time and again when leadership was required the Orange Order was found wanting.

“The election of a new Grand Master provides an opportunity for the Orange Order to finally step forward and make their contribution to the Peace Process.

“They need to end their nonsensical ban on talking to residents, the Parades Commission and Sinn Féin. In the coming days we will be writing to the new Grand Master Eddie Stevenson offering to meet with him and the rest of the Orange Order leadership.” ENDS

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