IRA flags at benefits office an ‘attempt to intimidate’

IRA flags flying from the benefits office on the Falls Road
IRA flags flying from the benefits office on the Falls Road

Republicans who placed IRA flags at a jobs and benefits office in Belfast are deliberately trying to intimidate people, it has been claimed.

Flags from the IRA’s D-Company have appeared on the office at the Falls Road.

DUP Councillor Frank McCoubrey said those responsible were trying to “antagonise and intimidate”.

“This is a government building. Flags promoting a terrorist organisation should not be on the building or within its curtilage,” said McCoubrey.

“The flags are a disgrace in and of themselves but to erect them on government property is nothing more than an attempt antagonise and intimidate. I will certainly work to ensure the flags are removed.”