Irish Republican News · December 7, 2010
[Irish Republican News]

[Irish Republican News]
Adams holds talks on marches

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams met senior loyalists at Stormont on Monday to discuss the ongoing impasse over sectarian parades.

Mr Adams and party colleagues spoke with members of the North/West Belfast Parades Forum.

It follows previous talks in August and the Orange Order’s rejection of a parades deal brokered by Sinn Fein and the DUP.

“August’s meeting was a frank and honest conversation between us about parading issues,” Mr Adams said.

“We agreed that the process of dialogue should continue and not wait until the marching season commences.

“Sinn Fein’s focus is on ensuring that all parades and protests are peaceful and democratic.”


A number of loyalist feeder parades passed off without incident on Saturday as part of the ‘Lundy Day’ march in Derry.

Hundreds of members of the Apprentice Boys organisation who marched through the city centre were shielded by the PSNI.

A republican protest on behalf of political prisoners which took place in nearby Shipquay Street also passed off without incident.

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