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# irish flag

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# the good information project
Will debates about the Irish flag obscure the dialogue around a united Ireland?
Polling carried out by The Journal found it may be a red line issue.
# Flying High
First ever permanent exhibition on the Irish flag to open at GPO
The new exhibition opens later this month.
Voices
Opinion: 'Our indifference to our flag and anthem is actually healthy'
Placing legislative restrictions on how our anthem is used would be an unnecessary limitation on our freedom of expression, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# looking ahead
GAA could limit future use of Irish flag and anthem
“The Brexit is going to affect the GAA the same as it’s going to affect everyone else,” president Aogán Ó Fearghail said.
# Finally
6 intense emotions about the new Irish flag emoji
STILL NO CHEESE EMOJI!
# Thumbs up
Get texting the flag! The tricolour emoji has been unfurled
A range of racially diverse emoji have also been released.
# Tragedy
Pensioner drowns 'attempting to remove tricolours from island' at Armagh pond
It’s believed the man was trying to swim out to the island to replace them with a Union flag.
# Flegs
Did the Plaza Hotel mix up the Irish and Indian flags on St Patrick's Day?
There was a tricolour with a difference flying in front of the hotel…
# Loyalist protest
Loyalist activist says Dublin protest has been postponed
Pastor Barry Halliday of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair) told TheJournal.ie that the protest had been postponed, a claim the gardaí have not confirmed and another organiser has denied.
# Loyalist protest
Cross-party calls for loyalists to reconsider Dáil protest
Around 150 loyalists plan to hold a protest outside Leinster House this Saturday sarcastically calling for the Irish flag to be taken down… even though it won’t be flying.
# London 2012
London 2012: Katie Taylor to carry Irish flag at Olympic opening ceremony
The Bray boxer has been selected to lead Team Ireland in Friday’s showpiece.
# Easter Rising
Anthem composer and tricolour creator honoured at Glasnevin
Peadar Kearney, who wrote Amhrán na bhFiann, and Edward Hollywood who created the national flag, were remembered.
# Fly the flag
'Fly the flag' Facebook campaign launched to boost community spirit
Campaign organiser Tom Pollard says he hopes flying the tricolour more will encourage Irish people amidst the economic doom and gloom.