Retailers pleased as loyalist protest postponed

UPDATE: Retail Ireland had written to the Garda Commissioner setting out its opposition to a planned loyalist protest in Dublin on Saturday.

9th January, 2013
Loyalists protest in Belfast over the curtailment of the days on which the union flag can be flown at Belfast City Hall.

Retailers have welcomed news of a postponement of a planned protest by loyalists in Dublin's city centre this Saturday.

The Retail Ireland group had been in contact with the Garda Commissioner expressing serious concerns about the impact the protest would have on the civic and commercial life of the city if it went ahead.

"I am delighted that calm heads have now prevailed," said Frank Gleeson, chairman of Retail Ireland.

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