A controversial motion was passed at an extraordinary meeting of the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council that is sure to cause great controversy today we can reveal.
The motion by Loyalist politician Henry Reilly and supported by the majority of the Councillors including the SDLP and Sinn Féin called for Newry to be renamed to London-Newry.
The news has caused wide spread anger in Republican areas and wide spread jubilation and street parties in Shandon Park.
We spoke with one Newry Republican Rusty Gunn who told us:
“This is an outrage and an affront to the good people of Newry. I actually can’t believe this is happening in my life time.”