Sinn Féin angered by council asking them to remove national flag from Market Square

One of the tricolours flying in the Market Square. Picture: Cllr Tomás Sharkey

One of the tricolours flying in the Market Square. Picture: Cllr Tomás Sharkey

Sinn Féin have hit out at Dundalk Town Council after the local authority instructed them to remove the national flag from the Market Square.

A decree from the council said: “Dundalk Town Council have never permitted the erection of posters, flags etc in the Market Square, Dundalk.”

However, Sinn Féin are said to be furious that the national flag is not allowed to be flown on this, Easter week.

Cllr Edel Corrigan said she was “shocked” at the decision of the council.

The party have now launched an online poll asking people’s opinion on the matter here.

So far the overwhelming majority have said that the council are not right in their approach.


  1. Kevin Redmond
    Kevin Redmond 15 April, 2014, 14:20

    The council and the councillors who asked for the removal of our national flag are a disgrace,on easter sunday I hope the tricolour is flying high in dundalks town centre.

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  2. Edel Corrigan
    Edel Corrigan 15 April, 2014, 14:42

    this was not a council decision, Councillors had no input to this. Town Clerk instructed that flags to be removed

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  3. Joe Loughnane
    Joe Loughnane 16 April, 2014, 22:34

    We should fly the Nigerian flag instead.

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  4. 17 April, 2014, 00:21

    Eh, If Sinn Fein care so much about the flag, how about they erect it properly and with respect! Not cable tied to a feckin lamp post like flags that are abused in other parts of this island.

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  5. Bobby Sands Died For Fuck All
    Bobby Sands Died For Fuck All 18 April, 2014, 21:20

    How do they like being asked to take their flag down? stick it up ye. No Surrender

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  6. Mark Railton
    Mark Railton 20 April, 2014, 02:58

    Sinn fein showing themselves to be a bunch of hypocrites. They don’t want the national flag flying in Northern Ireland and yet get upset when it’s taken down in the South. Can’t have it all your own way.

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  7. Gavin
    Gavin 20 April, 2014, 10:13

    Now people should know how we felt having our national flag takin down in Belfast. Pot kettle black.

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  8. Rhonda
    Rhonda 20 April, 2014, 14:34

    Get it down let it fly in Dublin

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  9. Norman
    Norman 24 April, 2014, 20:24

    What’s the problem with flying the national flag in our 32 county country.
    Just a few t’s to cross and i’s to dot, and a few Euro paid into Jackie McDonald’s back pocket and the Starry Plough will take pride of place in south Belfast!

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