February 1981 - UDA says Council has disregard for Protestants

The Ulster Defence Association in Derry claimed that “the Republican members of Derry City Council” were pressing to have the pitch at Lisnagelvin playing fields ready in time for a GAA match on St Patrick’s Day, the proceeds of which has “already been pledged to H-Blocks’ support organisations.”

Describing the present City Council as a “political failure that in no way fairly reflected the composition of the population it is supposed to represent,” the UDA said, “despite the fact that representatives of the Loyalist minority had been democratically elected, their efforts to participate in the running of our city have been in vain because the majority, the SDLP and IIP, are determined to exploit their position and ram their Hibernian culture down the Loyalists’ throats.”