Long history of unionist domination


By Jim Gibney (for Irish News)


It took nearly one hundred years for democracy and equality to arrive in Belfast City Hall in Ireland’s second largest city. And it arrived courtesy of democratic parties, Sinn Fein, SDLP and Alliance using their combined electoral strength to sweep away the suffocating stranglehold that unionist parties held over the council since 1921 when this country was partitioned.

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