Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Questions (134)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

133 Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the Upper Yard, Dublin Castle, the display of flags with county colours includes 26 and not 32 counties; if he will ask the Office of Public Works to rectify this and to ensure that all 32 flags are included. [24052/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

The number of flags displayed at any one time in the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle is dictated by the number of flagpoles available. At present 28 flagpoles are available representing the members of the EU and the EU flag which are flown during the EU Presidency. The flags of the 32 counties are currently flown in rotation. It is not planned to erect any further flagpoles at present.