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November 23, 2005

Will Northern Ireland Suffer?

The carve-up of local government in Northern Ireland resulting in the creation of seven "super councils" to replace the existing 26 district authorities is a recipe for further political deadlock and community confrontation in the Province.
The Government has contemptuously brushed aside the expressed options of four of the five main parties on the way forward for local government and once again aligned itself with Sinn Fein in a plan which will dangerously divide Northern Ireland along rigid sectarian lines.

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