DUP mayor barred from US flight

That indigenous deal at Stormont may have included some local sweeteners for those with “conflict-related convictions”, but internationally things are very much as you were.. as the DUP mayor of North Down, Alan Leslie, discovered when he tried to board a plane to the US in Dublin last week.. as “part of a council delegation travelling to Virginia Beach for a Sister Cities conference.” He was jailed on an arms charge in the 1970s.

“I had applied for a visa in which I disclosed the conviction but it didn’t arrive and I was told by somebody that I could travel without it,” continued Mr Leslie.

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