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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?

Image: Shutterstock/M Reel

NEW ZEALANDERS ARE currently pondering a selection of flags that could replace their existing one. A vote on whether to stick with the current version or plump for the newer model will be held next year (it’s complicated).

It’s a question worth asking as we approach 2016 – is it time we considered replacing the Irish national flag, and looked at some new designs? The idea prompted some debate, after it was discussed on the Ray D’Arcy Show this afternoon.

For instance: should we learn from the New Zealand process, and try including a symbol on our flag – along with the green, white and orange? Or is there another option we should consider?

Have your say:

Poll Results:

Are you nuts? Keep the tricolour. (15954)
Scrap it. Something entirely new. (2523)
Let's keep the colours, but modernise it. (1625)
No interest/opinion. (691)

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