Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Loyalist march cancelled

I understand the Loyalist march planned for Dublin City this weekend has been cancelled and I welcome this development.  In recent days residents and business operators in Dublin City were growing increasingly concerned about the prospect of street riots being visited on Dublin’s streets.


It is encouraging that the organisers listened to the clear message coming from Dublin City that while freedom of expression is cherished in our city, anti-social behaviour and disruption of the peace by anybody, whatever the cause, will not be tolerated.  The organisers appear to have understood this message, seen sense and there will be no Loyalist march in Dublin City this weekend. 

I am sure residents and business operators in Northern Ireland would welcome an end to street protests there and a channelling of issues through the democratic process instead.  Mary