Keep up with Armagh i

Craigavon council vote to keep union flag flying 365 days a year

The union flag will fly 365 days a year above Craigavon Civic Centre.

A Sinn Fein motion, brought forward by councillor Gemma McKenna, was defeated at a meeting of the council last night.

Cllr. McKenna had claimed flying the flag every day was contrary to good community relations.

Before the meeting she said: “It’s not too late for Unionist  politicians to show leadership on this issue and rescind this decision. If they don’t they are exposing  themselves and this council to both the courts and the Local Government Auditor.”

Nonetheless, the motion was quashed with 14 votes from the DUP and UUP in opposition while eight Sinn Fein and SDLP councillors voting in support.

Read more news:

Former Premiership star to train with Crossmaglen for reality TV show

Man knocked down in serious Armagh city accident

Fears for permanent closure of Armagh Minor Injuries Unit

In Pictures: Inside county Armagh’s most expensive house on the market

Average rates across new ABC Council to rise by 14p a week

MLA William Irwin hits out at Sinn Fein’s ‘silly games’

Petrol bomb thrown at police in grounds of county Armagh hospital

Station closure fears as PSNI confirms estate review for Newry, Mourne and Down

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Most read today

More in News