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No substance to reports of secret parading deal - Kelly

4 March, 2016 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has said there is no substance to reports of a secret deal involving republicans to resolve parading issues in north Belfast. 

Mr Kelly said; 

"There is absolutely no substance to reports of a secret deal or secret talks to resolve parading issues involving republicans in north Belfast. 

"This is clearly an attempt by elements within loyalism to circumvent the Parades Commission. This is not the first time that such claims have been put forward by them in in media. 

"As we prepare for a new marching season ill-informed and frankly nonsense claims do nothing to help the situation. 

"CARA have remained open to talks with the Orange Order on numerous occasions. 

"Genuine and inclusive dialogue between residents and the Orange Order is the only way to resolve the outstanding issues around contentious parades."

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