Shortlisting of Derry-Strabane for Youth Capital welcomed

The SDLP Leader on Derry & Strabane District Council, Martin Reilly, has welcomed the news that Derry has reached the final stages of its bid to become European Youth Capital 2019.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 1:23 pm
Updated Friday, 29th April 2016, 2:24 pm
SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly .

The announcement that the city has made it down to the ‘final five’ was made on the official European Youth Capital website on Thursday morning.

Colr Reilly said: “I want to congratulate all of the staff involved in getting the bid to this stage, along with all of the people in the Council area – both young and old – who shaped our successful bid.”

He added: “I look forward to working in partnership will all key agencies to hopefully secure this title for our city in 2019.”

The winning bid will be announced in November.