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It is noted that the green portion of the flag was designed to represent the majority Catholic residents of the island, the orange side being the minority Protestant and the white middle part being peace and harmony between them.
Man sagt, dass der grüne Teil die Mehrheit der katholischen Einwohner des Landes repräsentiert, der orange Teil die Minderheit der protestantischen, und die weiße Mitte den Frieden und die Harmonie zwischen beiden.
Oni diras ke la verda parto reprezentas la plimulton da katolikoj en la lando, la oranĝa parto la malplimulton de protestantoj, kaj la blanka centro la pacon kaj harmonion inter ili.
Es notable el hecho que la parte verde de la bandera representa la mayoría católica de los habitantes de la isla, el lado naranjo a la minoría protestante y en la mitad la sección blanca a la paz y armonía entre ellos.
La partie verte du drapeau représente la majorité catholique de l'île, la partie orange représente la minorité protestante tandis que le blanc central représente la paix et l'harmonie entre ces deux communautés.
Da notare che il verde della bandiera rappresenta la maggioranza cattolica, l'arancione la minoranza protestante mentre il bianco indica la volontà che la pace e l'armonia regnino tra le due comunità.
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The national flag of Ireland (Irish: An Bhratach Náisiúnta), also known as 'the tricolour', is a vertical tricolour of green at the hoist, white, then orange. The flag proportion is of a length twice the width. Provided that the correct proportions are observed, the flag may be made to any convenient size.
It is claimed that often differing shades of yellow, instead of orange, are seen at civilian functions, however the Department of the Taoiseach state that this is a misrepresentation which "should be actively discouraged".
The flag, as a whole, is intended to symbolise the inclusion and hoped-for union of the people of different traditions on the island of Ireland, which is expressed in the Constitution as the entitlement of every person born in Ireland to be part of the independent Irish nation, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political conviction.
The green pale in the flag symbolises the older majority Gaelic tradition of Ireland, made up mainly of Roman Catholics. Green had always been associated with Ireland as a nation, and with the revolutionary groups within it.
The orange represents the mainly Protestant minority who were supporters of William of Orange, of the House of Orange and originally the Stadtholder of the Netherlands, who had defeated King James II and his predominantly Irish Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. It was included in the Irish flag in an attempt to reconcile Protestants in Ireland with the Irish independence movement.
The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the two cultures and living together in peace.
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