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No culprits found for tricolour at Stormont

By Noel McAdam

Published 26/11/2015

Row: Stormont flags
Row: Stormont flags

A PSNI investigation has failed to identify anyone responsible for flying Irish flags on the roof of Parliament Building during the summer.

And police have told Assembly authorities they cannot now take their enquiries any further.

But the DUP has insisted the incident, which led to a major row, should not be put to one side. At Assembly question time, Gordon Dunne MLA said: "It is important that we get to find out how such a breach occurred and that measures are put in place to stop a recurrence."

He told Sinn Fein's Caitriona Ruane, who is a member of the Assembly Commission responsible for the day-to-day running of the building: "It is important that we keep the proper flag flying here."

The displays of an Irish tricolour and another Irish flag in June came as construction work was being carried out on the roof.

Ms Ruane told the Assembly the police investigation had concluded and added: "Despite enquiries, no persons have been made responsible. The PSNI has indicated that it can take the matter no further at this time."

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