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.

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9 thoughts on “Sinn Féin angered by council asking them to remove national flag from Market Square

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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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