Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 


Dallat criticises theft of Union Flags from Kilrea War Memorial

1 Mins read

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has criticised those behind the removal of Union flags from a War Memorial in Kilrea on Sunday night. Mr Dallat said that those from either side of the community disrespecting flags need to see the bigger picture of a Northern Ireland where difference is respected and diversity is encouraged.

He said: “Those who removed four union flags from the Diamond should try to see the bigger picture of respecting difference and encouraging diversity.

“While I do not condone the flying of the Union flag in public places as it so often is from lampposts all year round, and I openly condemn some of the horrible acts of disrespect shown to the Irish tricolour around the Twelfth, these particular flags were to be put up for 24 hours and then taken down.

“If self-proclaimed opponents of this flag are truly interested in an Ireland of equals then they must demonstrate that they can respect a pluralist society where all cultures are respected. What they have done is create an opportunity for equally intolerant people to rush to facebook and twitter to broadcast vile comments. They have fed oxygen into organisations and politically backward individuals who have nothing to offer to the New Ireland many of us passionately believe and are working toward.

“Kilrea is a good town where community relations are excellent and those who seek to undermine this through petty acts of intolerance need to understand how out of sync with the majority of people they are.”

Digital Editorial Team
11920 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
BusinessLocal NewsNews

Dodds announces new support scheme for large tourism and hospitality businesses

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppEconomy Minister Diane Dodds today unveiled details of a new £26.1m support scheme for larger hospitality and tourism businesses that have been…

Bid for Belfast to host Armed Forces Day 2022 slammed by Sinn Fein

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA bid to bring Armed Forces Day to Belfast has been condemned by Sinn Fein. The last Armed Forces Day in Northern…

Executive statement on Coronavirus Health Regulations

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppThe Executive has today agreed changes to the Coronavirus Health Regulations to reduce the numbers who can gather indoors and outdoors, including…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *