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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# flag

All time
'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time
A local LGBT+ group is urging the public to fly the rainbow flag from their home as a show of support.
# waved away
'We have to take safety seriously' - Bath apologise for confiscating Leinster flags
The English Premiership side said the flags were ‘tested against three safety criteria and failed all three, including fire’.
# papal flag
South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is
Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.
# Quiz
Can You Name All Of These Flags Of The World?
Time to brush up on your Geography.
# chaotic scenes
Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand
There was mass confusion in Portugal last night.
# what do you think
Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall?
A vote will be held this morning on whether the flag should be flown as a gesture of solidarity.
# Arizona
Dallas Cowboys become latest team to take a knee in opposition to Trump
The team’s players knelt before the national anthem last night, before standing and locking arms with owner Jerry Jones during the song itself.
# Boycott
Dublin GAA supporters are planning to boycott all retail outlets in Croke Park after banning of flag
Dublin will face Armagh, Down or Monaghan in their All-Ireland quarter-final next Saturday in Croke Park.
# yas queen
Queen Elizabeth might have given a subtle nod to the EU with her hat
We see what you did there.
'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65
The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.
# issue
Mickey Harte says GAA flag and anthem changes a possibility
The Tyrone boss believes the move could happen “when the time is right”.
# Flag of our fathers
A massive chunk of the 1916 Jacob's Tricolour has been handed back to Ireland
The Jacob’s Tricolour was made after the GPO flag had been either shot or burnt down.
# mark of respect
Flag flying at half mast at Limerick City Hall for Ailish Sheehan
The champion Irish rower died last week after an accident in Poland.
# Controversy
'How can the FAI have jurisdiction in Serbia?' Fan quizzed over anti-Delaney flag
Zeno Kelly said was he stopped by an FAI official outside Monday’s qualifier in Belgrade.
# Donation
Celtic fans raise over €50,000 for Palestinian charities
The money raised will be distributed to Medical Aid Palestine.
# motives
Nice attacker had "a clear interest in the radical jihadist movement"
French police have released some details of the investigation.
# Glasto
Some legend has brought a Marty Morrissey flag to Glastonbury
Marty Morrissey in space, to be exact. We wouldn’t expect anything less.
# Glasto
Some legend has brought a Marty Morrissey flag to Glastonbury
Marty Morrissey in space, to be exact. We wouldn’t expect anything less.
# whoops
Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.
# gold white and green
This Dublin pub was caught rapid flying the Ivory Coast flag
# the union jack remains
New Zealanders vote to keep current flag in €15.7 million referendum
The country’s prime minister had backed an alternative design.
# patron saint
Does St Patrick deserve his own flag? An enterprising Kerryman thought he did
The government wouldn’t support the idea.
# Flying the flag
New Zealand has narrowed its choices for a new flag to one
Unfortunately it’s not this one.
# bearded villains
Bearded hipsters may rethink lifestyle choices - after being mistaken for ISIS
The Bearded Villains, a club of, well, bearded men, were mistaken for Islamic State soldiers by Swedish police.
# shahada
Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?
“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”
# passed
Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations
Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we scrap the tricolour and come up with a new Irish flag?
They’re replacing their national flag down in New Zealand. Is it something we can learn from?
# up the pole
Could New Zealanders be ditching the Union Jack for this flag? It's on a list of 40 choices
There are two referendums planned in the next seven months.
# real family
Putin's party launches a 'flag for straights’ to combat 'gay fever'
Because Russia.
# slut shaming
Here's why you should think twice before sharing that Kim Kardashian sex tape flag
The flag features a screenshot from Kardashian’s sex tape and was waved at Glastonbury last night.
# oh my
CNN mistakes Pride flag covered in dildos for ISIS flag
It was a very unnerving sight, they said.
# Charleston
What is the Confederate flag and why is it still flying?
The flag has been much debated in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting.
# flag
Police investigate after Irish tricolour raised over Stormont
Construction work is currently taking place on the roof of the building.
# special delivery
The Defence Forces will deliver an Irish flag to every school in the country for 2016
That’s around 4,000 schools, altogether.
# Disruption
Albania PM's brother arrested as Euro qualifier abandoned
There was noticeable tension in the air during tonight’s clash between these two rivals.
# Politics
Stuart Byrne column: €18k fine for Dundalk is extreme but a punishment was merited
The Lilywhites were sanctioned by the European governing body over the weekend.
# Conflict
Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
People Before Profit’s Hugh Lewis said constituents had contacted him, saying the were “disgusted” that the flag was flying at a time of such conflict.
# Linfield
Belfast shop insists it's displaying Ivory Coast flag, NOT Ireland flag
It’s gold, white and green, RIGHT?!
# Flying High
What is the protocol for handling an Irish flag?
It’s a symbol of who we are, but how should we handle it?
# run it up the flagpole
New Zealand is thinking about changing its flag
Some people don’t like the current flag.