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Anderson welcomes Fleadh resolution

19 January, 2012 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Junior Minister, Martina Anderson MLA (Foyle) has welcomed the resolution passed at a meeting of Comhaltas Ceoltoírí Éireann in Derry tonight which clears the final hurdle allowing the Derry bid for hosting the all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil to to proceed unhindered through the Comhaltas procedures.

Martina Anderson said:

"I am delighted with the outcome of the Comhaltas meeting in Derry tonight where the proposal to proceed with the bid to host the 2013 all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na h-Éireann in Derry was ratified by those attending the meeting.

"I hope that the bid now successfully proceeds through the remaining stages of the ratification procedures and we can look forward to staging what will be a spectacular display of Irish culture in our City in 2013.

"I want to congratulate all of those who worked so hard to bring the bid to this juncture and wish them success in the final stages. I know that Derry will do them proud when we stage the Fleadh in 2013."

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