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    Myers has kicked off a debate today :

    Kevin Myers: The refusal to fly the union jack is symptomatic of the immaturity and unreason with this issue - Kevin Myers, Columnists - Independent.ie

    And already discussed on Newstalk.

    I like the Harp idea myself. But I'd have to think about it a lot more ..

    Loads of Flag info on wiki : Flag of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Tri-colour is easier to draw

    I like the harp as well....but I like our tri-colourm too.


    Myers should shut up and leave it as it is.
    One of the reasons he states is "it does not confuse us with the Ivory Coast"...really?? we should change our flag because some people are dumb??
    Maybe we should all stop speaking English lest someone thinks we're English.

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    maybe we should have a picture of someone flushing money down a jacks on our flag.

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    Look, you could put a picture of Kevin Myers on the flag and he'd still propose changing it if people liked it.

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    I've always liked the Presidential Standard.
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    Munnkey's Republic(Kingdom) of Connacht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyEdo View Post
    Maybe we should all stop speaking English lest someone thinks we're English.
    If you travel on the continent much and speak English, most of the locals naturally think you are English.

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    I prefer the harp and would have no problem with it being used as our national flag. It's myers flawed logic and plain lies about holteliers refusing to fly the Union flag that i've the problem with, then again whining is not just the reserve of Nationalists west brits love to engage in a bit of it themselves
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    I'm with Cato. Myers is right, from a purely asthetic pov, the flag's pretty awful. There's a reason hardly anyone else uses orange so promanently, and the shade of green we use doesn't do much either.

    The main problem with adopting it is that no sane person could ever salute the flag of the Leinster rugby team. So we'd have to close them down first. I'm sure that'll be sad news for their 17 fans, but the national need comes first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Munnkey's Republic(Kingdom) of Connacht.

    Too late. There was already a Republic of Connacht declared in 1798.

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