Tuesday 23 January 2018

Evidence poor on official tricolour

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

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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