Illuminated and flown 24/7: Government Building’s new plan for the tricolour

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated final 12 months’s 1916 commemorations caused a newfound respect for the tricolour.


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THE NATIONAL FLAG will now be illuminated and fly 24/7 exterior Authorities Buildings.

To mark the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising, a brief flag elevating ceremony happened on Friday within the courtyard of Authorities Buildings within the presence of the Taoiseach and workers of the division.

In accordance with the rules governing the usage of the nationwide flag it’s usually displayed within the open solely from dawn to sundown, besides on the event of public conferences, processions or funerals, when it could be displayed at some point of such operate.

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Nevertheless, the rules present that the tricolour could also be flown by evening in addition to by day so long as it’s correctly illuminated always.

The set up of spotlights will now allow the the flag to be flown always exterior Authorities Buildings.

Talking on the ceremony of Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated final 12 months’s commemorations caused a newfound respect for the tricolour.

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He counseled the Defence Forces for his or her professionalism in delivering a nationwide flag to each faculty in Eire final 12 months and for explaining the which means of the tricolour to the college youngsters.

Kenny stated he believes it’s actually necessary to have the flag flying on the grounds of Authorities Buildings.

“The nationwide flag from this present day and this evening will all the time fly right here and be revered by the individuals of this nation.”

The Irish flag was first launched by Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848 who based mostly it on French tricolour.

The inexperienced represents the older Gaelic custom whereas the orange represents the supporters of William of Orange. The white within the centre signifies a long-lasting truce between the orange and the inexperienced.

It was not till the Easter Rising of 1916, when it was raised above the Common Put up Workplace in Dublin that the tricolour got here to be considered the nationwide flag.

It’s now enshrined within the Structure of Eire.