‘Tricolours in Moy disrespect WWI centenary commemorations’

Irish Tricolour
Irish Tricolour

Lord Morrow has described the erection of Irish tricolours in Moy as “insensitive and disrespectful” in a week which commemorates the centenary of World War 1.

“The flying of Irish Tricolours in Moy and Charlemont is nothing short of an act of sheer provocation and those who placed them there are guilty of attempting to stir up strife in the community,” said the DUP peer.

“This is an important time in the history of our nation in which our forces fought for freedom, and it is because of their heroic actions we enjoy the degree of freedom today.

“Tolerance and respect should be the hallmark, and the immediate removal of these flags - some of which are at war memorials - should be supported by all elected representatives.

“The marking of the commencement of the centenary commemoration week of the Great War should be respected and regarded by all those who hold freedom dear.

“I would call on all sections of the community to show their support and join with the British Legion to respectfully mark this important commemoration with the dignity it deserves.”