Queen’s University, Belfast, will fly its flag at half-mast tomorrow as a mark of respect to Baroness Thatcher, the News Letter can reveal.
The University Standard which flies over the main quadrangle at Queen’s will be flown at half-mast tomorrow as the funeral for Baroness Thatcher takes place in London.
Current university policy states that the University Standard be flown at the main university tower for one day on the occasion of the death of a member of the Queen’s Senate, a member of staff, a student, a former Chancellor, a former Vice-Chancellor or a distinguished person for whom flags would be flown at half-mast on other institutions in the city.
The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast from Belfast City Hall tomorrow and will also be flown at half-mast at Assembly buildings.
Meanwhile, the Irish Football Association said yesterday that it had been made aware of video clips of Cliftonville fans carrying a coffin and singing songs celebrating the death of Baroness Thatcher. However, it said as the incident took place outside its jurisdiction it is therefore “for other authorities to review from a public order perspective”.
The IFA Premiership clash between Cliftonville and Linfield took place at Solitude on Saturday, Cliftonville’s win securing the league title. The incident with Cliftonville supporters took place outside the grounds.
DUP North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds said the day had been marred by the actions of Cliftonville fans.
The PSNI said “police are aware of the issue and are making inquiries. Where there is any evidence of illegal activity, appropriate action will be taken”.