Whilst it looks like the efforts of the Derry Chamber of Commerce to broker a deal between local residents and Orangemen, whilst the negotiations over the Whiterock parade are stuck (or is that non-existent?). The Parades Commission has not accepted representations from two different groups and a range of politicians to have a re-routing decision reversed. Caught between the unstoppable and the unmoveable, it hopes that between this year and next, “that something will turn up”.
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