Heaney welcomes anti-sectarianism backing

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor Heaney has welcomed the local council’s decision to adopt an anti-sectarianism strategy.

Cllr. Heaney was commenting after Derry City and Strabane District Council backed his proposal for a focus on combatting sectarian divisions in our society.

Cllr. Heaney said: “For as long as we fail to successfully address sectarianism and division, then intolerance, bigotry and fear will continue while the potential for instability and conflict will be ever present.

“That is clearly not the kind of future that any of us want for our children so I very much welcome the council’s decision tonight to back my proposal to devise, adopt and implement a strong anti-sectarianism policy.

“This is a very positive initiative that we can all get behind to help shape a more inclusive and tolerant society that is respectful of all.”