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Row over 'equality impact assessment' for IRA memorial

INVESTIGATION: The memorial was unveiled during a controversial republican parade in Castlederg, Co Tyrone
Brendan Hughes
A ROW has erupted over planners requesting an ‘Equality Impact Assessment’ for an IRA memorial built without permission in Co Tyrone. 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 on Housing Executive (NIHE) land without its consent or planning approval. But more than two years on,[...]
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