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#Union flag

# union-flag - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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.

# union-flag - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Fiji is removing the Union Jack from its flag

It wants a flag more representative of its nation.

# union-flag - Monday 28 July, 2014

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.

# union-flag - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

'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.

# union-flag - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Saturday 2 March, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Friday 1 March, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Thursday 28 February, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Sunday 17 February, 2013

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’.

# union-flag - Friday 15 February, 2013

Man due in court in Belfast over firearm possession

The charges follow an investigation into incidents during the recent flag protests in Northern Ireland.

# union-flag - Sunday 10 February, 2013

VIDEO: Arson attack on home of loyalist Willie Frazer Northern Ireland This post contains videos

VIDEO: Arson attack on home of loyalist Willie Frazer

The PSNI said there was nobody injured in the “dangerous fire”.

# union-flag - Saturday 2 February, 2013

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 - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Alliance Party calls for legislation on flags and emblems

The party said all permanent emblems should be subject to planning consent.

# union-flag - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Saturday 12 January, 2013

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.

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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.

# union-flag - Friday 11 January, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Thursday 10 January, 2013

"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.

# union-flag - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

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 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 - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

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 - Monday 7 January, 2013

Water cannon deployed at Belfast flag protest

The PSNI said the cannons were deployed after missiles were thrown between “rival factions”.

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.

# union-flag - Saturday 5 January, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# union-flag - Friday 4 January, 2013

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.

# union-flag - Thursday 20 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Monday 17 December, 2012

The Evening with added 1990s Internet

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

# union-flag - Monday 10 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Sunday 9 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Saturday 8 December, 2012

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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.

# union-flag - Thursday 6 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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.

# union-flag - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

'No excuse for vandalism and thuggery' - PSNI

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested three people in relation to last night’s violence.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# union-flag - Monday 3 December, 2012

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.