Investigation into Irish tricolour flag erected at Stormont

Parliment Buildings Stormont. Pic Bernie Brown
Parliment Buildings Stormont. Pic Bernie Brown

An investigation is underway after an Irish tricolour was flown from Stormont on Wednesday.

DUP North Down MLA Whip Peter Weir says he has written to the Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker Mitchell McLaughlin and Chief Executive Trevor Reaney demanding an explanation.

“Whatever the motivation behind this there must be a full explanation from the Assembly as to who had access to the flag poles and who was responsible for this action.

“If it was carried out by someone working for an outside contractor then this surely would represent a breach of contract which should result in sanction. It would also place an onus on the company to take disciplinary action against those responsible.

“I have inquired too whether the Union Flags, flying to mark Coronation Day, were interfered with yesterday (Tuesday).

“I have been assured by the Assembly that these were rogue actions and are being fully investigated.”