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Sinn Féin welcomes clarification on national flag at St Patrick's Day celebrations

5 February, 2018 - by Karina Carlin

Sinn Féin Councillor Karina Carlin has welcomed confirmation from Derry City & Strabane District Council there there is no ban on the national flag at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Strabane.

Speaking after receiving confirmation on the issue from the Council's Chief Executive today, Councillor Carlin said:

"Last week Council officials announced publicly that there was a ban on the flying of the national flag in the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Strabane.

"I raised this at today's meeting and was pleased to receive confirmation from the Council's Chief Executive that there is in fact no ban in place.

"Sinn Féin now considers this issue resolved and I welcome the clarification and look forward to a successful and respectful St Patrick's Day celebration in Strabane."

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