20/02/2015

NI Secretary Announces New Talks On North Belfast Parade Issue

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has called on the business community, civic society and political leaders to "find a way forward" on the north Belfast parading dispute.

There have been daily protests at Twaddell Avenue following a decision by the Parades Commission in 2013, not to allow a loyalist parade along a section of the Crumlin Road.

For a number of years republican protesters would riot in the area after Orangemen had walked the road, leading to the Commission's decision that the march must stop before it reached the interface.

Ms Villiers said she plans to start a new series of talks in an effort to find an "inclusive way forward".

(MH/CD)

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