Council to remove the name ‘Derry’ from Guildhall plaque


guildhallsquareDerry City councillors have voted to remove the word Derry from a new plaque marking the reopening of the Guildhall.

It had been proposed that it would read that the Guildhall was re-opened in 2013 by “the Mayor of Derry, Councillor Kevin Campbell”.
However the DUP suggested it should read mayor of the city in the interests of a shared city.
The motion was opposed by Sinn Féin councillors but supported by the SDLP. It was passed by 15 votes to nine.
DUP councillor Drew Thompson said the decision was about inclusion….

 
 

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