Clare County Council today joined local authorities across the country in raising a flag to coincide with the first annual LGBTQ Pride festival of 2016, which is taking place in Dublin this week.
The Council is participating in the inaugural ‘Having Pride in Local Government’ initiative which is being coordinated by the Local Government Management Agency.
Cllr. James Breen, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council raised the Pride flag outside Clare County Council’s Corporate Headquarters at Áras Contae an Chláir on the New Road in Ennis.
Cllr. Breen said the raising of the flag is also a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month.