Council rapped over excessive flag-flying

Objecting to the erection of flags during the ‘Marching season’ can be a precarious occupation, as an elderly gentleman discovered last week in Articlave, but the Equality Commission has censured Lisburn City Council after it was found to have ignored the findings of its own Equality Impact Assessment into its policy of flying the union flag 365 days a year. The ruling is likely to have an impact in other local councils, where a similar policy has been adopted by unionist councillors.