Belfast parade promises to be peaceful event

The prospects for a peaceful Orange marching season in the North look good following the news that agreement has been reached on a formerly contentious parade in Belfast.

A deal has been brokered between Orangemen and nationalist residents in the Ardoyne area, which has seen some of the worst violence surrounding loyalist marches.

This year, the annual Tour of the North parade will not pass the flashpoint area at the Ardoyne shopfronts.

A feeder parade for the annual Whiterock march will also avoid the same spot, while talks are still continuing over arrangements for the main July 12 parade.

All sides are welcoming the deal, including local parish priest Fr Aidan Troy, Sinn Féin, the SDLP and the parade organisers.


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