Flags and the future of Northern Ireland

Yesterday I blogged about flags on O’Conall St.

This evening I arrived home from a day’s work in Dublin to news that Junior McCrum, a DUP representative in Banbridge Co Down, claimed there was no problem what so ever with the continued flying of Union Flags there because in his words it is over 60% Protestant and therefore a “Protestant town”. The SDLP’s Dolores Kelly took serious issue with his remarks during a live debate with reporter Kevin Sharkey. The comments were made on BBC Radio Ulster’s evening Xtra Programme tonight. Link here – its about 39:50 in.

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