After decades of tension between the neighbouring Newry and Warrenpoint communities, representatives from both areas have sat down at the negotiating table in Canal Court Hotel with hopes of bringing lasting peace to the district.
Warrenpoint natives have accused Newry of bringing electricity, running water and law to the seaside town causing some of them to flee.
Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew told Newry Spud:
“We’ve brought in experienced international diplomats to oversee the peace talks. Newry folk believe that Warrenpoint is their land by birth right and Point natives just want to be left alone in the dark ages. Hopefully a two state solution can be brought into effect.”