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Kelly welcomes Parades Commission determination

6 July, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has welcomed the Parades Commission decision on a contentious section of an Orange Order parade past Ardoyne, Mountainview and the Dales. 

Mr Kelly said; 

"I welcome this determination from the Parades Commission on the evening leg of the July 12th parade which passes though Ardoyne, Mountainview and the Dales. It is the right decision and is consistent with determinations from recent years. 

"The Orange Order's refusal to accept a similar determination from 2013 and the ongoing presence of Camp Twaddell has exacerbated tensions in the area. 

"The continuation of that protest, combined with the nightly parades all contributed to this determination. 

"The Parades Commission have now made their determination and that should be respected by all. 

"All elected representatives and community leaders should be working towards a peaceful summer for all the people of the Greater Ardoyne and Woodvale areas."

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