These buildings include the City Hall, Ulster Hall and the Duncrue complex. Currently the Union Flag is 'flown' over these buildings 365 days a year. However this is not the end of the case as Belfast City Council has to pass the motion which will be debated in council on 3rd December. for more on this story visit Ulster TV
Now I do not in any way support the complete removal of my national flag from a local government building. But it is interesting to note that while Belfast Council use the flag every day the Northern Ireland Assembly only use it on parliament buildings on designated days and public holidays, for example HM the Queen's Birthday, St Patrick's Day and 12th of July etc. Out of 365 days Parliament Buildings at Stormont only use the Union Flag 12 days a year, the rest of the time there is a bare flag pole.
Now I agree with the designated days policy to an extent but I do not like the idea of a bare flag pole. For Parliament buildings I would propose a New Northern Ireland flag be used the 353 days the Union Flag is not used. To see some of my proposals click here and here.
As for Belfast Council buildings I would propose that a City of Belfast Flag be used the 353 days the National Flag would not used. I think the best option is a banner of the Belfast coat of arms below:
The flag should look something like this:
I do not own these designs. All your comments are Welcome.