Planners ask for Castlederg IRA memorial 'equality' assessment

The memorial was unveiled in 2013 during a controversial republican parade in Castlederg, Co Tyrone
Brendan Hughes
PLANNERS deciding whether to demolish an IRA memorial built without permission have requested an 'Equality Impact Assessment'. An Ulster Unionist MLA last night branded the move a "fudge" by the council's planning department. The Castlederg monument was built in 2013 to honour republicans including two IRA men killed when their bomb exploded prematurely. Unionists and victims voiced anger when it was unveiled during a contentious parade supported by Sinn Féin to commemorate IRA dead. An investigation was launched after it emerged the memorial was built [...]

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