Flag of Ireland

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Ireland
Flag of Ireland.svg
UseNational flag and ensign
Proportion1:2
AdoptedJanuary 21st - 1919
DesignA 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.[1][2] 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.

Its meaning is not explained in the Irish Constitution,[3] but the Irish government has stated that:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Department of the Taoiseach". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2011-11-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. "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)
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  4. Taoiseach.gov.ie
  5. 'National Flag' Department of the Taoiseach "Youth Zone" web page.