Our Tricolour Is 170 Today

General Urko

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It's not considered a true milestone unlike 175 or 200 but there has been a bit of media coverage today.
It was first raised publicly in our oldest city, Waterford today, 170 years ago.

I for one actually like it and think it's highly appropriate for our nation!

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0307/945558-tricolour_170_years/

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/fifteen-facts-about-the-irish-flag-for-its-170th-birthday-1.2362893

Irish Tricolour marks 170th anniversary | Newstalk
Yes its lovely. I always look out for it when I am abroad.

And it is totally recogniseable, unless you are Wullie Frazer.
 

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Its a poorly conceived flag that the "Orange" have never accepted, which puts religious identity front and centre, unlike the French or German tricolours which symbolise common values, not ethno-religious tribal designation.

Won't survive reunification, like many other sacred cows of the present day ROI.
 

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Time to take this thing into the digital age!

We need a flag that matches our times. Something that communicates our national brand identity.
 

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It's not considered a true milestone unlike 175 or 200 but there has been a bit of media coverage today.
It was first raised publicly in our oldest city, Waterford today, 170 years ago.
I must admit to respecting the flag for what it represents but wish we had gone for the starry plough.
 

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Its a poorly conceived flag that the "Orange" have never accepted, which puts religious identity front and centre, unlike the French or German tricolours which symbolise common values, not ethno-religious tribal designation.

Won't survive reunification, like many other sacred cows of the present day ROI.
You're probably correct.
 

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Can we have a day off?
 

Boy M5

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Its a poorly conceived flag that the "Orange" have never accepted, which puts religious identity front and centre, unlike the French or German tricolours which symbolise common values, not ethno-religious tribal designation.

Won't survive reunification, like many other sacred cows of the present day ROI.
Glad you admit
It's RE unification

And it's

Inevitable
 

Niall996

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Its a poorly conceived flag that the "Orange" have never accepted, which puts religious identity front and centre, unlike the French or German tricolours which symbolise common values, not ethno-religious tribal designation.

Won't survive reunification, like many other sacred cows of the present day ROI.
I could go for that.
 

Niall996

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I like this one. And it puts our glorious mná on our flag.

 

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It would be the perfect flag for the Republic so envisaged by the leaders of 1798. Catholic and Protestant and freethinker united as Irishmen and women. A secular State with two traditions working for the betterment of all. Oh what could have been.
 

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Or this one.

I think everyone can relate to some bit of this or another.

 

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Probably my favourite for a UI.

I think everyone can relate to some bit of this or another.

It's too busy. A good flag is simple and can de drawn by anyone IMO.
 
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Niall996

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It would be the perfect flag for the Republic so envisaged by the leaders of 1798. Catholic and Protestant and freethinker united as Irishmen and women. A secular State with two traditions working for the betterment of all. Oh what could have been.
The Proddies weren't interested in that lovely vision though.
 

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Its a poorly conceived flag that the "Orange" have never accepted, which puts religious identity front and centre, unlike the French or German tricolours which symbolise common values, not ethno-religious tribal designation.

Won't survive reunification, like many other sacred cows of the present day ROI.
You're probably right re unification much the same for Amhrán na bhFhiann, though I have affection for them both, and I suspect what will replace them would be inferior.

It was a progressive flag for it's time.
 

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Or this one.

I think everyone can relate to some bit of this or another.

I think it should be easy draw , every school child should be able to draw it.

As flags go the one we have is good one and I would not be in a hurry to change it , the only other flag that comes close is the Ivory Coast one.
 

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I think it should be easy draw , every school child should be able to draw it.

As flags go the one we have is good one and I would not be in a hurry to change it , the only other flag that comes close is the Ivory Coast one.

Shoulda been in Donegall Place the day they flew the Italian one on Belfast City Hall.....:lol:
 


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