Traders move forward after Derry/Londonderry bomb

Businesses in Derry/Londonderry have said they will not allow trade to be affected by Saturday nights car bomb in the city centre.

The bomb, which exploded at around 8pm on Saturday night beside the city courthouse, left a chilling mark on many locals and tourists.

Nevertheless, many traders in the area are confident that business will continue as usual.

Commenting on the attack Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This was a totally shameful and despicable attack on Derry City centre with hundreds of people enjoying a night out. Whilst it’s fortunate no injuries occurred, peoples lives could have been easily lost.”

“In 2019 there is no place for paramilitaries or any armed criminal gang of any kind. They and their violent methods have no place in our society and should go.”

“Derry City centre traders have been working extremely hard in recent years to provide an excellent retail and hospitality offer. The people of Derry have shown their resilience many times and I have no doubt this reckless attack will not hold them back.”

“The City will continue to move forward.”

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