Derry City and Strabane District Council pass motion to ban the sale of The Sun


A motion was passed this week by Derry City and Strabane District Council calling for The Sun newspaper to be banned in local newsagents within the area.

The motion was put forward by independent Councillor Paul Gallagher in a stand with the families of the Hillsborough tragedy.

In reply to the Councillor's motion being passed, a spokesperson for The Sun Newspaper described this action as extreme censorship and was astonished by the councils vote to pass the motion.

Earlier this week Liverpool Councillors unanimously backed a similar motion.