http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/upload/publications/1104.pdf tri-colour guidelines
This time of year never seems to amaze me,the march 17th st patricks day celebrations across the world are generally good natured affairs with great colour and flair,not the same to be said of the uk ,if your a catholic or a republican and you want to celebrate your love of Ireland and its national holiday you best be prepared to be attacked in the street or abused by loyalists while police look on….
The anti irish/catholic feeling in this country is beyond belief,Also the favouritism shown to the loyalists by the local councils and police forces are disgusting,while they are allowed to fly union jacks openly from there lodges and in some towns from there houses ,the flying of the tri-colour is seen as some kind of affiliation with the ira or republican terror groups,this quite simply is the smokescreen the powers at be would like you to believe,they are trying to use a heavy hand with one denomination and let the other have there way……
If this indeed is a free country why can’t everyone be treated equal…loyalists are free to celebrate there events yearly without provocation ,yet when st patricks day comes around constantly we here stories of people being victims of racial hatred,i hate the very site of the union jack it turns my stomach ,its a symbol of oppression and imperialism,but i tolerate the site of it ,i am happy to let them have there wee celebration every summer..if it makes them feel they have a identity fine i can roll with it….
The Irish flag has three colours which symbolise different things. The green colour stands for indigenous Irish people (Catholics) while the orange colour represents the British people (Protestants) who invaded and settled in it. The white colour in between represents the peace between the two Irish inhabitants.
i wish the uk would embrace the st patricks day celebrations more like the united states,the celebrations over there are something else,the first parade actually took place in boston in 1737….
‘ERIN’ GO’ BRAUGH’