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Parades Commission Ardoyne determination bears no logic - Kelly

1 July, 2011 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly, has expressed his disappointment at the Parades Commission determination allowing the Orange Order to march past Ardoyne, Mountainview and the Dales on the 12th of July.


Speaking today Mr Kelly said:

“The Parades Commission only two weeks ago stopped an Orange Order march past Ardoyne, Mountainview and the Dales. Nothing has changed since then so why they have allowed this march to go ahead twice on the 12th of July bears no logic and is extremely disappointing.

“There is a need for dialogue around this issue. Each year it is sought, the residents of these areas are ready and willing to engage, yet the Orange Order refuse to embark on meaningful talks.

“This needs to happen in order to reach a resolution to this long running issue that comes around each year.  It is high time the Orange Order played its part in moving our society forward and showed the leadership required.”

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