The Equality Commissioner threw more light on this last week on Radio Ulster. He suggested that there was a lot more to the case than was suggested. The story was broken in Parliament by that scoundrel Ken Magennis who used parliamentary privilege to name Mr Hegarty. The Equality Commissioner also suggest that that was unfair because Mr Hegarty has no right of reply in view of the fact that his settlement included a confidentiality clause, which prevented him from explaining the context.
The Equality Commission has said a portrait of the Queen is not considered by it to be a sensitive item for display in a workplace in its guidelines.www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
I have been following up on this since the story broke sir and from what I have seen is critics of such portraits being removed NOT taking the bother to read up on the fair employment legislation which exists in the North of Ireland, apparently the NIO done their homework and acted accordingly.