MLA hits out at Ulster Bank Omagh branch GAA display

A DUP MLA has complained about a display of bunting celebrating the success of the Tyrone Gaelic football team inside Ulster Bank's Omagh branch.

Thomas Buchanan said such displays may breach rules on neutral working environments.

In a statement, the Ulster Bank said the displays were part of its sponsorship of the Ulster Championship.

It added that it sponsored a wide range of activities, including rugby, cricket, hockey and the arts.

Mr Buchanan claimed that the GAA was not a "purely sporting organisation".

He added: "It has yet to divest itself of the baggage of politics and overt republicanism.

"The Ulster Bank branch in Omagh is used by people from all over the community. It is wrong that divisive symbols should have been put up in this way.

"I am aware that Ulster Bank sponsors the GAA and this may have motivated their decision.

"However, I believe they need to show greater sensitivity before any future displays of this kind are considered."

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