No deal on Whiterock

Whatever the new relationships or not at Stormont, no agreement has been reached on the Whiterock parade and the Parades Commission has issued a determination (Full decision here word doc). The conditions are similar to last year but residents group spokesperson Sean ‘Spike’ Murray said the decision is:

“…a victory for the Orange Order”

This is the second Belfast parade route that lengthy dialogue has failed to achieve a deal this year. Unlike last year, there is no local agreement on evening parades on the Crumlin Road. Although, the Tour of the North evening parade passed off without incident.