Irish flag raised in Islington for St Patrick’s Day
PUBLISHED: 14:52 17 March 2015
Tricolour flies over town hall
The Irish flag flew proudly above the town hall in honour of St Patrick’s Day this morning.
Islington Councillors, some of whom are from the Emerald Isle, members of staff and people from the borough’s Irish community got together in Upper Street to hoist the tricolour up the council mast.
Cllr Troy Gallagher, who is from Letterkenny, in County Donegal, and organised the event, said: “St Patrick’s Day is an important date in London’s calendar.
“Raising the Irish flag is a great gesture to mark the occasion, and celebrate our Irish population in Islington and the contribution they have made to our local community.
“Islington’s strength is our diversity and I’m proud that today we’re celebrating the distinctive contribution of our Irish residents in the borough.”
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