Some Comhaltas members, who initially opposed the move because of the UK link in Derry’s City of Culture 2013 title, did not attend.
Sinn Féin Junior Minister, Martina Anderson, welcomed the outcome of the meeting.
“I hope that the bid now successfully proceeds through the remaining stages of the ratification procedures and we can look forward to staging what will be a spectacular display of Irish culture in our City in 2013,” she says.
[That would be the Northern Ireland Executive Junior Minister? – Ed] Indeed. The clue, after all, is in the name.