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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Flags

All time
# the good information project
Will debates about the Irish flag obscure the dialogue around a united Ireland?
Polling carried out by The Journal found it may be a red line issue.
# Brexit
Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off
The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.
# Capitol Hill
Trump gives thumbs-up to protester shouting 'Trump is treason' while throwing Russian flags at him
Trump was at Congress to attend a weekly Republican luncheon and push his proposal for sweeping tax cuts.
# Flags
Watch as an NFL game turns into a WWE wrestling match
The Baltimore Ravens came up with a brilliant strategy to close out their game yesterday.
# The Italian Job
Some of the flags displayed by Irish fans in Lille last night were inspired
“Tell Mammy, send money”
# Euros flags
10 of the best Father Ted references spotted at the Euros
There they are now, all the lads.
# Euros flags
10 of the best Father Ted references spotted at the Euros
There they are now, all the lads.
# Flying High
Davy Keogh says hello! A brief history of Irish flags on tour
A few of our favourite flags from over the years.
# COYBIG
12 Euros flags that prove Irish fans are the sharpest in the world
You can’t take us anywhere.
# Quite interesting
16 intriguing world flags and their hidden meanings
Some of these have very interesting origins.
# time for a change
New Zealand has chosen the flag that could be set to replace this one
Preliminary results were released last week.
# oh me nerves
10 times Irish fans went above and beyond with their flags
Nobody does it better.
# up the pole
Could New Zealanders be ditching the Union Jack for this flag? It's on a list of 40 choices
There are two referendums planned in the next seven months.
# Marching Season
Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
# fanning the flames
PHOTOS: The world's most divisive and controversial flags
With the Confederate flag firestorm still burning in the US, here are some other pieces of cloth that have caused riots.
# Flag Turner
Belly dancer jailed for six months - because her outfit looked like the Egyptian flag
The dancer, known as Safinaz, was fined E£15,000 (€1,800) but has been released on bail pending an appeal.
# tricolour
Should flags have been flown at half-mast for King Abdullah?
A review of when the national flag will be half-masted is taking place.
# Hit the road Jack
Fiji is removing the Union Jack from its flag
It wants a flag more representative of its nation.
# Northern Ireland
'Broad agreement' reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial
Talks on welfare reform, flags, parades and the past continued through the night.
# Flegs
DUP and UUP fanned flames of violent flag riots but lost control
Research from Queen’s says the parties did more than anyone to heighten tensions.
# Flag Pole Poll
New Zealand will vote on getting rid of the Union flag
The vote will take place in 2016.
# Hart to Hart
New talks on flags, parading and the past to start in the North today
Former US Senator Gary Hart will meet parties today.
# Flegs
PSNI called after Ryder Cup EU flag mistaken for 'terrorist' flag
The flag was put up in Rory McIlroy’s Co Down hometown to celebrate Europe’s win in the Ryder Cup.
# Northern Ireland
Peace process should not be put at risk over parades - Adams
The Sinn Féin leader was speaking in the wake of yesterday’s negotiation walk-out by Unionist parties.
# Garden Party
President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland'
He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.
# Peace
Adams: This British government has not been positively engaged in peace process
Party leaders in Northern Ireland have agreed to intensive talks next week but Sinn Féin said the Irish government needs to be positively engaged for it to work.
# community
PSNI clarifies whether it's clamping down on flags in Belfast
The police moved to clarify their position on the flying of flags after reports that it would clamp down on flags in Ballynafeigh.
Voices
Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis
David McCann says now is the time for action from Dublin and London who should intervene and assist political leaders in Northern Ireland.
# Peace Process
Richard Haass is coming to Dublin for Northern Ireland talks
Eamon Gilmore scheduled the meeting with Haass when he spoke with him on Monday.
# Northern Ireland
Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case
Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.
# ukraine crisis
Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags
Up to 50 men with weapons marched into the buildings in the Crimea region overnight. Regional leaders have said they will “take measures”.
Voices
Column: Removing sectarian murals for visitors? It's sweeping problems under the carpet
Some are suggesting murals and flags should be removed along the Giro d’Italia route in Northern Ireland, but that’s just avoiding the real problem, writes Peter Osborne.
# Flying High
What is the protocol for handling an Irish flag?
It’s a symbol of who we are, but how should we handle it?
# Northern Ireland
Unionist MLA hit his wife, not police - report
Michael Copeland’s wife was struck during a protest in August, but reports say that PSNI footage shows him delivering the blow accidentally.
# Northern Ireland
Peter Robinson slams Martin McGuinness as 'controller and dictator' over Haass talks
Comments by Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness in relation to some of the unionist influence over the Haass talks have angered the leader of the DUP.
Voices
Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland
The ‘silo mentality’ of Stomont doesn’t solve controversial issues or give the public confidence in politics – and it’s the reason Haass came up against a brick wall when he tried to forge common ground, writes David McCann.
# Deadline Day
'Today is the last day in Belfast. Hope leaders seize it' - Haass urges progress as deadline looms
The final day of negotiations began at 10am this morning.
# Northern Ireland
No all-party talks today as Haass sets agreement deadline of noon, Monday
A deal must be reached tomorrow, says the former US diplomat.
# Northern Ireland
Agreement in Haass talks 'is possible' - Adams
Richard Haass left Belfast on Tuesday, but says the effort involved in coming back this weekend is justified.
# Parade
'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.