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Poll: Should the Union Jack be flown in Ireland?

A new report suggests that flying the UK flag would help boost tourism. So do you think we should?

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A NEW REPORT has called on hotels and businesses in Dublin to fly the Union Jack alongside other national flags – saying that the move could help tourism.

The recommendation is one of several designed to make British visitors feel more welcome in the capital. It says that the fact that no Union flag is ever flown may disturb tourists from the UK, our biggest source of visitors.

The hoisting of the Union Jack outside Government buildings on the occasion of the Queen’s visit last year was widely seen as a landmark moment.

However, this latest proposal is likely to arouse opposition from some who feel that the UK’s historic involvement in Ireland is a reason not to fly their flag outside of such State visits.

So what do you think? Should the Union Jack be flown alongside other national flags at tourist sites?

Poll Results:

No (3753)
Yes (2992)
I don't know (376)

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