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Finally.

Eimear Breen writes:

The ‘Father of the Irish Tricolour’, revolutionary and soldier, Thomas Francis Meagher is celebrated in a new stamp released by An Post today.

In 1848, Meagher brought the flag which was later to become the flag of the Irish Republic, from Paris to his home city of Waterford….

Designed by Dublin design studio WorkGroup, the stamp is based on a portrait of Meagher, by Charles, the stamp and a very collectable First Day Cover (FDC) are available from main post offices, at the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online (at link below)

An Post

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This morning/afternoon.

The Palestinian flag will fly alongside the Irish tricolour above City Hall, Dublin until the end of the month as a ‘gesture of solidarity with the people of Palestine’ following a motion, passed Monday, proposed by People Before Profit Dublin City Councillor John Lyons,

It was carried by 42 to 11, with seven abstentions.  Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil opposed the motion.

Top pic via Cllr John Lyons

Update:

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This afternoon.

A ceremony to mark the raising of the Palestinian flag over City Hall with, from left: TDs Bríd Smith, Gino Kenny, Cllr John Lyons, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Fatin al Tamimi and Martin Quigley, from the  Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).

Rollingnews

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This afternoon.

The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Some members of Ireland’s Tibetan community hold a vigil to mark the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959 and the 9th anniversary of the Uprisings of 2008, when thousands of Tibetans rose up against China’s occupation of Tibet.

Tibetans and supporters mark March 10 each year to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to honour and support the resistance to Chinese rule that continues to this day.

Rollingnews