23/01/2012

Derry's Fleadh Bid Refused

Dissident republican violence in Londonderry last week has resulted in the city losing all hopes of staging the first all –Ireland fleadh.

Last week two bomb attacks shook the city. Police in Derry have claimed dissident republicans are responsible. No one was injured.

This happened however at a time when the UK City of Culture organisers had been pushing to bring the fleadh to Northern Ireland for the first time ever in 2013.

It has now been said that it will be impossible to support the city's bid to host the popular music and dance festival because of the danger.

The fleadh would have been staged in Derry's year as UK City of Culture in 2013.

(LB/GK)

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