The erection of the flag, at what appeared to be half-mast, follows Council’s decision not to fly the Union Flag as a mark of respect for HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
A spokesperson for Mid Ulster District Council has previously confirmed the organisation will not be flying the Union Flag at half mast as Council has ‘no flags’ policy – a decision both unionist parties in the chamber strongly disagree with.
DUP Councillor Clement Cuthbertson has warned this decision could “do irreparable damage to fragile good relations across the district”.
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When asked if Council was aware of the flag flying outside its Dungannon offices and if the the incident would be reported to the PSNI, a spokesperson for Council confirmed the flag has now been removed.
“We are aware of this and the flag was removed from Council property this morning [Wednesday, April 14],” said the spokesperson.
Dungannon Flag: The Union Flag erected at Dungannon council offices on Tuesday was removed by Mid Ulster District Council on Wednesday morning.
Adam Morton , Local Democracy Reporting Service