Irish nationalist who saw the Tricolour in the Confederate flag
This week, a little bit of history was made when the South Carolina legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds.
It took an emotional 13-hour debate to get backing for the removal of the controversial banner.
The flag, which dates back to the 1861-1865 American Civil War, is a symbol of slavery and racism for many and southern heritage for others. But the reason for all the hue and cry lies in its symbolism.