NI Water said the flags were “erected without permission” at the tower in Rathfriland, County Down following a “break-in” and the issue was reported to police
THE DUP’s Jim Wells has defended flags being placed on a water tower, saying it was “very tastefully done” and those involved have been admired for their “tenacity“.
He said the Union and Northern Ireland flags were erected atop the 110ft structure in Rathfriland to mark the Co Down town hosting a Twelfth parade.
Red, white and blue paint on top of the tower was also “refreshed” for the occasion, the MLA said.
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