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Magee welcomes comments of senior Orangeman

16 July, 2015 - by JJ Magee

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee has welcomed comments from a senior Orangeman criticising the actions of a loyalist band, which breached a Parades Commission ruling by playing outside St Patrick’s chapel.

Councillor Magee said;

“I witnessed the Finaghy True Blues band breaching the Parades Commission’s ruling by playing music outside St Patrick’s Chapel and then celebrating their flouting of the rules by doing a ‘bouncie’.

“I welcome therefore the comments of the Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson condemning the actions of the Finaghy True Blues band as ‘totally unacceptable’.

 “The Orange Order is responsible for hiring bands. The Order should ensure that bands not only stick to the Parades’ Commission ruling but also have respect for their neighbours.”

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