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# Union flag

Last year
# Prince Andrew
Union flag will not fly over Belfast City Hall on Prince Andrew’s birthday
Andrew is facing a civil sexual assault case in the US.
All time
# United Ireland
The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism
Pearse Doherty said he couldn’t see the day when the union flag would fly overhead, but said all views must be accomodated.
# Hit the road Jack
Fiji is removing the Union Jack from its flag
It wants a flag more representative of its nation.
# 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.
# Parade
'Bed push' parade in Belfast must not pass Ardoyne area
The parade is part of a fundraising drive to send IRA victims to Libya where the government there said it will pass on information about former cooperation with the terrorist organisation.
# Belfast
Man charged over flag protest-related attack on police officer
A PSNI officer was knocked unconscious after a stand-off between demonstrators and police in the aftermath of yesterday’s march.
# Northern Ireland
PSNI encouraged by latest union flag protest in Belfast
Protestors today did not try to “parade unlawfully into the city centre” – a move welcomed by police authorities.
# Belfast
200 take part in Belfast union flag protest
The protest took place at Belfast City Hall, with some protesters then travelling to Stormont for a peaceful protest.
# Belfast
Man charged in connection with Belfast flag protests
A 52-year-old man has been charged with various offences relating to the Union flag protests in Belfast.
# Flag Protest
Three people charged following loyalist flag protest
All three are accused of disorderly behaviour and assault on police, with one also charged with ‘doing a provocative act’.
# Flag Protests
Man due in court in Belfast over firearm possession
The charges follow an investigation into incidents during the recent flag protests in Northern Ireland.
# Northern Ireland
VIDEO: Arson attack on home of loyalist Willie Frazer
The PSNI said there was nobody injured in the “dangerous fire”.
# Belfast
Man held over social media comments made over Union flag dispute
A 28-year-old man is being held by police in north Belfast over comments made on Facebook in relation to the ongoing Union flag controversy.
# Union flag
Alliance Party calls for legislation on flags and emblems
The party said all permanent emblems should be subject to planning consent.
# Flegs
Union flag pages under review as Facebook receives court order
A number of protest pages are currently unavailable in the UK as Facebook carries out its investigation.
# unrest
PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes
Meanwhile Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the violence is nothing to do with flags and is being orchestrated by “known criminals” intent on causing chaos.
# Union flag
Two charged over violence in Northern Ireland as 33 petrol bombs thrown
There was yet another night of disturbances over the decision to not fly the Union flag throughout the year.
# In Pictures
More violence in Northern Ireland as Union flag protests continue
Petrol bombs, fireworks and other missiles have been thrown at police in Belfast and Carrickfergus.
# Northern Ireland
"No angry words" as Unionist forum meets at Stormont
It was announced that a taskforce and eight working groups have been set up as a result of the meeting.
# Loyalist protest
Loyalist activist says Dublin protest has been postponed
Pastor Barry Halliday of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair) told that the protest had been postponed, a claim the gardaí have not confirmed and another organiser has denied.
# Belfast
Belfast flag protest enters sixth night
The Union flag will today fly over Belfast City Hall for the first time since the controversy began in order to mark the birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge.
# Union flag
Violent clashes in Belfast as flag protests enter fifth night
Police officers were attacked with missiles while vehicles were damaged with hatchets and sledge hammers.
# Union flag
Water cannon deployed at Belfast flag protest
The PSNI said the cannons were deployed after missiles were thrown between “rival factions”.
# 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.
# Belfast
Nine police officers injured and 18 arrests in Belfast protests
Officers dealing with the disorder were pelted with petrol bombs, fireworks, bricks and ball bearings.
# Belfast
Ten police officers injured in Belfast flag protest
The protests are part of an ongoing campaign against restrictions on flying the union flag at Belfast City Hall.
# Protests
Northern Ireland leaders to meet over flag clashes
The heads of the five main political parties will meet to discuss the unrest across Northern Ireland over the past two and a half weeks.
# tensions
Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland
An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.
# need to know
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Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Northern Ireland
Loyalists plan protests across North over new policy on Union flag
At least 21 peaceful protests are planned for 6pm this evening, in moves that could hamper commuters across NI.
# Belfast
Officer escapes after police van attacked in 'attempted murder'
There was more violence in Northern Ireland this evening as politicians urged calm on the streets of Belfast.
# Belfast
Teenage boys among those charged over Belfast unrest
Three teenager boys, two aged 13 and one aged 14, will appear at Belfast Youth Court tomorrow charged with a number of public order offences.
# Belfast
Video: Three due in court amid calls for calm following Belfast violence
Three young men will appear in court as the violence over the restricting of the flying of the Union flag at Belfast city hall continues.
# flag row
Alliance Party calls for Assembly to unite against attacks in Antrim, Down
Last night the offices and homes of Alliance Party members were attacked and a number of police officers injured in protests.
# Protest
Four arrested in Antrim following violent protest
Over 1,500 people had gathered to protest against Belfast City Council’s decision to stop flying the union flag every day.
# Northern Ireland
'No excuse for vandalism and thuggery' - PSNI
Police in Northern Ireland have arrested three people in relation to last night’s violence.
# Northern Ireland
Pics: Protests in Belfast as council votes to restrict flying of Union flag
The city council has voted to restrict the flying of the Union flag to 15 days during the year. It has previously flown all year round.