DUP councillors veto “sectarian” bilingual signs- for a nationalist housing estate

DUP councillors on Lisburn City Council vetoed a move supported by the Housing Executive to have bilingual signs erected in a new housing development in the nationalist Lagmore area, on the outskirts of west Belfast. The move signals a reversal of Council policy since 2001, which had seen bilingual signs erected in many parts of Lagmore, Poleglass and Twinbrook in the interim. Speaking against the bilingual signs, DUP cllr. Stephen Moore stated that such signs would make the area a “sectarian ghetto.” Mr. Moore is currently behind a DUP move to have a union flag flown permanently from the middle of the ‘mixed’ Dunmurry village…..