SF coun­cil­lors march out over flag

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By STEPHEN FERNANE

SINN Fein coun­cil­lors walked out in protest from a Kerry County Coun­cil meet­ing on Mon­day be­cause of a de­ci­sion not to fly the Pales­tinian flag at Coun­cil Build­ings in Tralee.

Coun­cil­lors Damian Quigg and Toiréasa Fer­ris left the cham­ber af­ter fail­ing to win sup­port for Cllr Quigg’s ap­peal for the coun­cil to fol­low the ex­am­ple of county coun­cils else­where in Ire­land by fly­ing the Pales­tinian flag in sol­i­dar­ity.

Cllr Quigg was in­formed at Mon­day’s meet­ing his mo­tion was to be re­ferred to the Cor­po­rate Pol­icy Group (CPG) for re­view. He asked that the coun­cil fly the Pales­tinian flag while the CPG was com­ing to a de­ci­sion but this was re­jected and both he and Cllr Fer­ris then left the meet­ing in protest.

Cllr Damian Quigg

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