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The Defence Forces will deliver an Irish flag to every school in the country for 2016

That’s around 4,000 schools, altogether.

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Updated at 9.15pm

EVERY SCHOOL IN the country is to get an Irish flag in the run up to the 1916 centenary commemorations next year.

A member of the Defence Forces will deliver a tricolour to the estimated 4,000 primary and post-primary schools in the State between now and the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

The initiative will be unveiled in detail when the government formally launches its plans for the centenary celebrations in Dublin next week.

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Arts Minister Heather Humphreys are due to launch the commemoration plans at an event in Collins Barracks in Dublin.

An initial launch at the GPO in Dublin last November was marred by protests with one demonstrator calling Enda Kenny the c-word.

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