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Illegal flag flown at Carrickfergus Town Hall must be investigated - McMullan

18 October, 2017 - by Oliver McMullan


Sinn Féin’s Oliver McMullan has said the Mid and East Antrim Council have questions to answer as to how a UVF flag was allowed to be flown in Carrickfergus Town Hall.

The East Antrim representative said:

“It is totally unacceptable that an illegal paramilitary flag was allowed to be flown in the Town Hall.

“Allowing an illegal paramilitary flag to be flown in the Town Hall as part of a band competition does not send out a message of inclusivity.

“Town Halls are meant to be shared space that is used by everyone and it's absolutely unacceptable to see flags in support of an illegal paramilitary organisation being openly flown.

“The Mid and East Antrim Council need to explain how this was allowed to happen as a wedding was moved to accommodate this loyalist band contest.

“I am calling for a full report into how this was allowed to happen.

“I will also be calling on the Ombudsman responsible for Councils to investigate this matter.” 

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