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The Sinn Féin motion suggested the Department for Infrastructure be brought to court over its refusal to remove paramilitary flags and banners from lamp posts.

It comes after UVF flags appeared in the Cantrell Close area where they have previously caused controversy.

Last month, the Ministry of Defence spoke out against the unofficial flying of Army flags and emblems, after a number of Parachute Regiment flags and banners were put up.

Unionists opposed the motion, but it passed backed by 34 councillors. Eighteen voted against it.

Anyone?

Belfast council pass paramilitary flags motion (BBC)

Johnny BS of Leather Jacket Guy fame!

Caroline writes:

Check out BLOC-TG4’s new love-bird travel series with, Éadaoin Fitzmaurice (Lovin’ Dublin) and TV personality, John Sharpson as they check out the by-roads and hidden gems of Ireland in their make-shift campervan. This week they hit Belfast for some fun and frolics.

Where is Leather Jacket Guy?

Thanks Caroline

This afternoon.

Mourners outside St Anne’s Cathedral during  the funeral service of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

This afternoon.

From top: UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (watched by President Higgins, right); UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Mr Varadkar and DUP Leader Arlene Foster at St Anne’s Cathedral for the funeral service of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

Earlier

This afternoon.

The funeral of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast is taking place.

Pics: Rollingnews

Colm Dore writes:

Suggested plans for the centre of Belfast, including copying the name ‘Tribeca’ from New York, seem to be interesting people, although, maybe not as the marketing strategy intended….

Previously: New £500m Tribeca project ‘will push Belfast to the forefront of European cities’ (Belfast Telegraph, November 29)