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Adams welcomes end to North Belfast dispute

24 September, 2016


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the agreement reached in North Belfast between the Orange Order and Ardoyne residents to resolve difficulties arising from a dispute around an Orange march on the Crumlin Road.

Gerry Adams said:

“I want to welcome the agreement between the local Orange lodges and the Crumlin Ardoyne Residents Association to resolve the long-running difficulties around the Orange march on the Crumlin Road.

I want to commend the work of the mediators, Rev Harold Good and Jim Roddy, and the leadership of those local lodges and the Crumlin Ardoyne Residents Association who have made this agreement possible.

I also want to thank everyone else who was involved in this process and in particular local Sinn Féin elected representatives who provided support for the residents and leadership in the community.

This progress is evidence that through dialogue and co-operation, and a willingness to resolve difficult disputes, that it is possible to reach agreement.”

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