It might be "more than that", but it's the "that" that's the problem.You said for you the Irish tricolour is just "the flag of a political and cultural movement". Its more than that, its the flag of the Irish state, the state in which I'm assuming you're a citizen of.
How have I shown no respect for the Irish flag? I don\t burn it, spit on it, deface it (like Irish football fans). It simply does not represent us.How can you expect Irish people to respect your British heritage with the displaying of British flags/emblems, yet you have no respect for the Irish flag and therefore the Irish state?
I've never taken a cent of tax payers money.But yet you and your orange buddies are more than happy to take hundreds of thousands of euro a year from the Irish taxpayer...
When the RUC was formed in Northern Ireland one third of positions were kept back for catholics - who refused to take up the posts and didn't want to be included.It's an inclusive flag, the problem is that the Orange tradition never wanted to be included. At least we tried.
you're like a human wikipedia Cruimh!From the 1980s
Green, White and Gold
Give me the Irish Republican Army,
Give me the Green, White, and Gold every time.
Give me the three-leaved shamrock of Ireland,
A land I love that is so divine.
Send the English back where they came from,
Give us our country back again.
Give me the Irish Republican Army,
To make our land a nation once again.
The Irish in the North pay taxes and play their part in Northern society, so you're comparing like-with-like.lol I've heard similar things said about the Irish in Northern Ireland taking British taxpayer money without recognising the flag, head of state, government, police, rule of law, national anthem, etc...
Should the people of Falls Road be forced to fly the Union Flag?
You've yet to answer any of the questions put to you.If you mean Loyalism then no. The flag intended to symbolise the union of all the Irish people. But it's clear that Orangism (is that even a word?) doesn't want to be part of it. But let's hope so someday!
Sorry, this a genuine question, but what actually is the purpose of the Orange Order? is it just to celebrate the fact that they're not Catholic, and therefore traditionally not poor as sh1T?
should be an interesting one. And fair play to RTE. The Dublin Brethren deserve credit for leading the way in the republic and bringing Orangeism in from the cold
RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - Orangeman in Dublin
Statistics have consistently proven that the Irish in Northern Ireland are more likely to be unemployed or claiming incapacity benefits than the British people in the country.The Irish in the North pay taxes and play their part in Northern society, so you're comparing like-with-like.
What exlusionary Irish organisations do you know of that receive public grants from the British taxpayer?
What's this? Why is the Irish taxpayer giving any money to a sectarian, and seemingly disloyal, organisation? Let them wear their little hats and go stomping around Rossknowlagh all they like, and let them wallow in their rather tragic nostalgia for Queen and Empire, but why should they be given state money to do so?But yet you and your orange buddies are more than happy to take hundreds of thousands of euro a year from the Irish taxpayer...
See this is why I'm so cynical about a 'shared future' between Nationalists and Unionists. Unionists like yourself will only be happy if Ireland was back in the UK.It might be "more than that", but it's the "that" that's the problem.
You don't respect because you show no loyalty to it, even though you're abided to show loyalty to it as an Irish citizen. Its hypocritical and again how can you expect others to show respect to your British heritage when you have no respect to the majority's Irish heitage?How have I shown no respect for the Irish flag? I don\t burn it, spit on it, deface it (like Irish football fans). It simply does not represent us.
Your organisation has, which is what I was clearly referring to.I've never taken a cent of tax payers money.