Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote

The Chair of the Derry branch of Comhltas Ceoltorai Eireann has confirmed they will appeal to the Ard Comhairle following a decision by the Standing Committee of the organisations' Ulster Council not to back a bid for the All Ireland Fleadh to take place in the city next year.

It's understood the reason for the decision taken at a meeting in Omagh yesterday was concern over the risk of dissident attacks during the event.

Speaking on today's Shaun Doherty Show, the Chief Exercutive of Comhaltas Labhras O'Murchu, seen as a backer of the Derry bid, says any appeal will be considered in the context of the constitution of Comhaltas........

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