Sinn Féin councilors block Christmas decorations delivery in flag row

Sinn Féin councilors block Christmas decorations delivery in flag row

A Derry village may have fewer Christmas lights this year due to a row over flags.

A community group in Castledawson has been blocked from receiving the decorations from Magherafelt District Council by Sinn Féin councillors, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The party said the lights would only be released if a policy on the flying of union flags in the town was agreed.

The DUP has accused them of playing politics with Christmas.


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