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Inclusive dialogue the only way to resolve contentious parades - Kelly

20 April, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said inclusive dialogue is the only way to resolve contentious parades. 

Mr Kelly said; 

"This latest Orange Order stunt in commissioning its own report into parading will not address the outstanding issues around contentious parades. 

"The only way to resolve issues around parading is through genuine and inclusive dialogue with local communities. 

"Until they agree to that no amount of so-called independent reports will change the parading situation. 

"The fact that this move by the Orange Order was was very quickly welcomed by Theresa Villiers is a clear indication that this was choreographed as part of the grubby deal between the DUP and Tories over parading. 

"Narrowly self serving deals based on sectarian parades will not solve difficulties. That will only come about through dialogue with local communities."

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