Derry settlement template for all parades?

History in the making? Both the Newsletter (the world’s oldest daily paper) and Daily Ireland (Ireland’s newest) both carry stories which broadly welcome the deal done in Derry that will allow an Orange parade in the city for the first time in thirteen years.

  • reality check

    I doubt it some how.derry is a unique place.The orange order is sectarian in it’s dealings every where else

  • barney

    Have to laugh at the Newsletter’s difficulty with the word “Derry”, even misquoting Mark Durkan to save their blushes. The up hill struggle could not be sustained for the entire article though but a valinat effort nonetheless. The world’s oldest daily and it shows.

  • reality check

    The newsletter is hardly impartial even at the best of times.They tried to raise some concerns about the diamond area being removed from the marching route.Typical newsletter-nothings ever good enough for the orange order

  • Bolloxtoitall

    I have absolutely no sympathy with the Orange Order or the offended residents of disputed parades, many of whom live miles away from the areas they protest at. The whole exercise strikes me as a massive waste of time. I did have a chuckle at Brendan McKenna’s (Garvaghy Rd Gurners Coalition) little slip on the news the other day. When asked if the same agreement could occur in his area as in derry he said no, as the Derry parade is through a commercial area. If that is the case, why the objection in Derry in the first place?

  • Roger

    The fact is the city is called Londonderry and not Derry, why do people have a problem with this. Its name was changed around 1688 why can’t people move with the times, I thought it was supposed to be the OO whom lived in the past.

  • Alan2

    “When asked if the same agreement could occur in his area as in derry he said no, as the Derry parade is through a commercial area. If that is the case, why the objection in Derry in the first place?”

    Good question. The parade goes through the city centre which is in the Nationalist side of the city. It is good that they have reached agreement but many so called parades that “go through nationalist areas” are similar to this although the likes of Drumcree do go through a nationalist area.