Thursday, January 25, 2007

Foyled Again

Nordie Taigs have been put in their place by the High Court in Belfast, which ruled that Derry City Council does not have the right to change the city's name from the colonial-era 'Londonderry' to its rightful name, by which it is known to practically everybody in Northern Ireland, on both sides of the religious divide. As the name was granted (or shall we say, decreed) by royal charter in 1662, it can only be changed again by legislation or by royal prerogative. So, now they know up in Derry. Not theirs to give away, that name.