Loyalism listening..?

SOME positive news from PR disaster-prone loyalism. The News Letter reports that in Larne an “agreement amongst the parties has determined that paramilitary flags will only be raised for four weeks in July and only in designated loyalist areas of the borough”. Well, at least it’s a start. Meanwhile, the Belfast Telegraph reports that the Orange Order is to get a consultant to “oversee projects which could include developing the “full tourist potential” of the occasion [the ‘Twelfth’]”. Bit late for this year, but possibly a step towards a more ‘family friendly’ celebration. Not online, the Tele also reported that people in Ballynahinch have removed six lorryloads of material from a bonfire, which was prone to dumping. Baby steps…

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