Northern Ireland

Orange Hall tricolour 'cheap sectarian stunt'

The flag was put up during Monday night
Image caption The flag was put up during Monday night

The erection of an Irish tricolour on an Orange Hall in County Antrim has been condemned by the Orange Order as a "cheap sectarian stunt".

The flag was attached to a pole at Ramoan Orange Hall in Ballycastle overnight on Monday but subsequently removed.

The Royal Black Institution owns the property.

The Orange Order said the actions were in "stark contrast" to the excellent community relations in the town.

Condemning the incident, a spokesman said the "cowardly perpetrators" had carried out the act "under the cover of darkness".