FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council (FODC) has officially become a Nuclear Free Local Authority (NFLA). Thanks to a proposal brought forward by Sinn Fein’s John Feely during April’s Policy and Resources committee meeting, the local council is now publicly demonstrating its “opposition to nuclear power and nuclear weapons”. The suggestion for FODC to consider becoming a member of the NFLA All-Ireland Forum was initially mooted during March’s full council meeting. A report was then prepared for April’s Policy and Resources committee meeting. According to the report, the NFLA was set up in 1980 by Manchester City Council who continue to provide the Secretariat for the organisation. It describes itself as the primary voice in local government in the UK and Ireland by interacting with and influencing across the national and international nuclear policy agenda.
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