Sinn Féin Newtownabbey Councillor Gerry O’Reilly has slammed those behind the theft of a St Enda’s/Naomh Éanna GAA club banner.
The banner has now been placed on a bonfire close to the Boyne Bridge in South Belfast.
Councillor O’Reilly has called on local politicians and community leaders to intervene and return this banner to St Enda’s GAC.
Speaking today Cllr O Reilly said:
“The theft of this banner which celebrated St Enda’s GAC youth competition is bad enough given the excellent work they carry out in the Glengormley community.
“The banner has now appeared on the bonfire being built close to the Boyne Bridge on Sandy Row.
“This is completely unacceptable. Where is the tolerance and respect in the theft and burning of a GAA banner. This and the burning of election posters and the Irish flag is a hate crime.
“I will be reporting this to the PSNI and would urge local community leaders and politicians to intervene and return this banner to St Enda’s GAC.”