SDLP support for Cross’ Chamber campaign

January 19, 2015

SDLP Councillors, Geraldine Donnelly and Kate Loughran, have voiced their support for the campaign by South Armagh Chamber of Commerce to have the area recognised in the new Council name.

In a statement the councillors said: “Under the old council name Newry and Mourne, this area was denied recognition and lack of equality should not continue into the new council name.  We have made our views known to the Chief Executive and we believe that the name should be revisited immediately with a view to inclusivity.

“The inclusion of our area in the new name is not a parochial issue.  The council name is an important element in according profile and visibility to the area on a wider regional, national and international stage.  For too long we have been pushed into the shadows; it is time for that to end and inclusion in the new council title is an important element.”