Councillors, members of the Irish community in Islington, representatives of Irish organisations in London, and council staff, joined together on Monday 13th March ahead of the Town Hall flying the Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day on 17th March.
From Tuesday 14th March to Monday 20th March, the Irish flag will be flown from Islington Town Hall, to mark St Patrick’s Day and to celebrate the contribution of the Irish community to Islington.
Organiser of the event Cllr Troy Gallagher, Labour councillor for Bunhill ward and Chair of the London Irish Councillors Network, said of the occasion:
“The Irish community in Islington remains central to the foundations of the diversity that makes Islington such a wonderful place to live.
“By raising the Irish flag at the Town Hall on St Patrick’s Day, we will be celebrating the contribution Irish residents continue to make to the community.”
Joining councillors, the Mayor, and council staff, were representatives of the London Irish Centre and members of the local Irish community.
The 2011 Census found that there are approximately 8,000 Irish residents living in Islington, approximately 4% of the total population, with many more people having Irish ancestry.
Pictured – Islington Labour councillors and representatives of Irish organisations in London raising the Irish flag