The Irish flag

"The Irish Tricolour is an emblem of peace and brotherhood between the various communities who live on the island of Ireland"

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland (March 12, 2015)
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Tricolour 1916 - 1922

A single Tricolour flew over the Henry street corner of the GPO on Easter Monday, 1916, while a green flag with the words ‘Irish Republic’ flew at the Princes Street corner.