D Day for Derry to be December 6th

The High Court has set 6th December as the day for a hearing into the long-running dispute over the name of the city of Doire/ Derry/ Londonderry (take your pick time.) The issue has long divided nationalists and unionists along predictable lines. In this Irish News report, Sinn Fein’s Mitchel McLaughlin, whose party jointly proposed the official re-naming of the city with the SDLP at council level three years ago, suggests that one way of preserving the name ‘Londonderry’ would be to officially give that title to the inner walled city.

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