Apprentice Boys of Derry
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- The Apprentice Boys of Derry Association are an historical organisation whose members are committed to maintaining the spirit of liberty displayed by the Apprentice Boys in 1688 against oppression. The Apprentice Boys perpetuate that spirit of liberty, inherent to the Reformed Protestant faith, by faithfully commemorating the “Derry Celebrations” within the Maiden City and in other localities, keeping alive the memory of the Brave 13 and the heroic sacrifices of the besieged within the Walls. The Association raises its profile to audiences beyond the City, through parades, exhibitions, lectures and any other appropriate means of communication.
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The name of Northern Ireland's second city is to remain Londonderry, a High Court judge has ruled.
Mr Justice Weatherup made the decision after a judicial review on the issue brought by Derry City Council.
The council had wanted the government to accept its view that the name of the city is Derry rather than Londonderry.
The judge ruled that just because the council had changed its title to Derry, this did not mean the name specified back in the 17th century was changed.
He said only legislation or Royal prerogative could change the city's name.
Democratic Unionist councillor Gregory Campbell said this should "put the issue to rest".
"For 23 years, it has made us the subject not only of division but of derision," he said.
The London prefix was added in 1613 when the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I to reflect the association with the City of London and in particular The Honourable The Irish Society which had been granted lands in and around the city.
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