First the city, next the county…

The controversy over the name of Derry/Londonderry is off again. For nationalists it’s a case of getting rid of a politically charged placename, but for the minority unionist commuity, it’s about acknowledging their history. And SDLP councillor Thomas Conway has widened the conflict by suggesting that the case for changing the county name also be considered.

Update: See Dave Wood’s interview with Billy Baygely of St.Columb’s Cathedral.

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