Monday, July 17, 2017

Ireland: Palestinian flag to be flown over county and civic offices in south Dublin

Via Dublin Live:
The move follows the flying of the flag over City Hall after Dublin City councillors voted on it 
The Palestinian flag is set to be flown over the South Dublin County Council hall in Tallaght and civic offices in Clondalkin. 
It will fly for a month after councillors voted to show their solidarity with the people of Palestine. 
The motion, tabled by Sinn Fein councillor Enda Fanning, follows the flying of the flag over City Hall after Dublin City councillors voted on it. 
Many councillors showed their support for the motion, with Fine Gael councillor Emer Higgins sharing her personal experience of her visit to the area. 
She said the move is a “signal to Israel that we think they could do better as a society”.
Fianna Fail councillor Ed O’Brien said he had reservations about the precedent that the motion would set for flying other flags, while Independent councillor Guss O’Connell said he could not support the motion. 
He said: “I don’t believe we should be flying a flag for one side or the other. This is too sectarian.”
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