Union colours painted on church gates

The gates of a Catholic church in Co. Antrim have been returned to their original colour after being painted red, white and blue over the weekend.

The kerb in front of the Church of our Lady and John the Evangelists in the village of Dervock remains painted, but it has been reported that the gates have been restored to black after senior Loyalists in the area intervened.

Earlier this month it is believed that loyalists erected a Northern Ireland flag on a pole in the grounds of the church, which serves a small Catholic community in the parish of Ballymoney and Ballycastle.