Londonderry to make its first appearance on Irish passports…

For years growing up and on our several times a year journey to stay with family in Donegal it used to bemuse me somewhat (Okay, I was a kid, and it was the 60s) that the buses on the way up to Derry all said Londonderry and the Lough Swilly Buses said Derry. Now it seems the Republic is offering one small step towards recognising the city in the north west as its official name on the passports of those who choose to call it Londonderry… Not much you might say… But it shows the degree to which the feelings of Derry protestants have largely been ignored within wider Irish nationalism. It’s unlikely to have many of them breaking for the south, but it is one more emotional barrier consigned to the past…


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