Wednesday 22 February 2017

Evidence poor on official tricolour

Published 25/03/2010 | 05:00

There are major anomalies regarding the sale and resale of original 1916 tricolours regarding authentication, especially regarding the GPO in Dublin.

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The recent attempted auction of an alleged GPO/1916 rising flag was rightly disputed (Irish Independent, March 24).

The original revolutionary flag was not even a tricolour. Photographs from the period clearly show a one-third green flag with the other two-thirds white.

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