Guildhall on target

DERRY City Council has moved to squash rumours that the iconic Guildhall is not to reopen until September this year.

Fears surfaced prior to Christmas when it was rumoured that a further delay had been encountered, allegedly due to a contract for works on an aspect of the internal works falling through.

However, on Monday a spokesperson for Derry City Council said that work on Phase 2 of the Guildhall restoration project was “progressing well”.

The spokesperson stressed there was no hold up, adding: “It is anticipated that the building will reopen, as planned, in early June 2013.