The Irish flag is considered the national symbol of a country like Ireland. By its own form, such a flag is a rectangular panel, which consists of several stripes with a vertical position. There is a green stripe near the pole, a white stripe in the center and an orange stripe next to the free edge.
As for the ratio of the width of this flag to the length, they are one to two. Green color is a Catholic symbol, orange color is Protestant symbolism, and white color implies peace between Catholics and Protestants..
If we talk about the first presentation of the Irish flag, then it happened on the initiative of Thomas Meger, an Irish nationalist and revolutionary. Interestingly, the flag was introduced in Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century. Meger himself was born in Newfoundland and therefore it is traditionally believed that this banner was made according to the Newfoundland tricolor, which appeared about five years earlier. Another version regarding the origin of this banner is the French flag.
As the national flag, this tricolor was first used in the sixteenth year of the twentieth century, when the Easter Rising took place. This flag was raised from the top of the Dublin Post Office, and on its banner was the inscription «Republic of Ireland». It is interesting that earlier the tricolor was not particularly popular, since it was significantly inferior to the Leinster banner (which depicted a golden harp against a green background).
When civil war broke out, the tricolor was quoted as the republican flag. From the twenty-first year, it was adopted as the main symbol of the independent state of Ireland. In the thirty-seventh, the government adopted the Irish republican constitution. In particular, there was the seventh article, which described the state flag as a tricolor. It was green, white, and also orange. The length indicators are almost twice as large as the width indicators. In terms of width, the stripes are equal. The green stripe is located next to the shaft. The obvious is the borrowing of the tricolor from the famous French flag..