'Sub-committee' on WW 2 U-Boat

An all-party working group is to be established by Derry City Council to assist plans to raise a World War Two U-Boat from the sea bed off the coast of Malin Head.

SDLP Councillor Shaun Gallagher has been working on the project for the last twelve months but it was decided at this week's meeting of the council's delevopment committee to establish a group to speed up the project.

SDLP Councillor Sean Carr said he hoped to see the U-Boat brought to the surface as soon as possible. "Councillor Gallagher has done a lot of good work on this project but I think we should formalise that work and give him some assistance. It is a very worthwhile project and hopefully with cross party support we can speed it up," he said.

DUP Alderman Joe Miller quipped that the working party should be called a "sub-committee."