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Breaches by Orange Order marchers need to be dealt with - Sinn Féin councillor

28 April, 2013


Sinn Féin councillor Conor Maskey said the Parades Commission need to take on board the breaching of their determination by the Orange Order today when making future determinations on marches in the area.

The North Belfast councillor was speaking following a Loyal Order march in North Belfast past St Patrick's Church and the nationalist Carrick Hill area.

"The Orange Order said it wants to see a resolution to these issues and the way to show that they are genuine is for them to sit down with the local residents group in face-to-face dialogue. Breaching the determination by playing music when passing St Patrick's Church and Carrick Hill is not exactly compatible with wanting to find a resolution. 

"That breach in the determination today is something the Parades Commission need to take on board when making future determinations on marches in the area. The PSNI also need to take action as the law was broken.

"“The way to resolve these issues is through direct dialogue between those who wish to parade and the residents of the area the parade affects." CRÍOCH/END

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