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Ardoyne parade decision: Villiers says she has 'no power' to intervene

The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has said she has currently no power to intervene over the Parades Commission's decision on a flashpoint Orange Order parade in north Belfast.

The commission has ruled that the order cannot hold a return parade past Ardoyne shops on 12 July.

Theresa Villiers said she could only intervene if she received an application to do so from Chief Constable Matt Baggott.

  • 11 Jul 2013