Flag of Ireland
|Use||National flag and ensign|
|Adopted||January 21st - 1919|
|Design||A vertical tricolour of green, white, and orange.|
The national flag of the Republic of ireland (Irish: bratach na hÉireann) is a tricolour vertical flag of green, white, and orange. It is also known as the Irish tricolour. The flag proportion is 1:2 (length twice the width). To unionists it is frequently seen as antagonistic to their history and culture.
- the green represents the Gaelic (catholic) tradition of Ireland;
- the orange represents the followers of William of Orange in Ireland who were supporters of the protestant Anglo-Irish loyalist tradition.
- and the white represents the hope of peace, or a truce, between them.
References[change | change source]
- "Department of the Taoiseach". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2011-11-01.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- "Constitution of Ireland - Bunreacht na hÉireann (Article 7)". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2011-11-01.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- 'National Flag' Department of the Taoiseach "Youth Zone" web page.