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English: The flag of Ireland.
Deutsch: Die Flagge von Irland.
Esperanto: La flago de Irlando.
Slovenščina: Državna zastava Irske.
Español: La Bandera de Irlanda.
Français : Le drapeau de l' Irlande.
Italiano: La bandiera di Irlanda.

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.

Source: Drawn by User:SKopp

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From Flag of Ireland :

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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current 18:58, 9 May 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 18:58, 9 May 2008 600×300 (400 B) Time3000 (clean up code slightly)
14:37, 4 March 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 14:37, 4 March 2008 600×300 (2 KB) Trounce (Julieb, I can't find the discussion you quoted.Also you don't have a Talk page. The colours for the precise flag were discussed [ here].Could you put a link to that discussion )
20:12, 3 March 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 20:12, 3 March 2008 600×300 (2 KB) Julieb (the issue was disscussed on the talk page the coat version is a much better representation)
18:22, 3 March 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 18:22, 3 March 2008 600×300 (2 KB) Trounce (Reverted to colours as discussed on Wikipedia Flag of Ireland Talk page)
20:57, 2 March 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 20:57, 2 March 2008 600×300 (2 KB) Julieb (upload flag using coated pantone colours as disscussed on the talk page)
11:17, 9 October 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 11:17, 9 October 2007 600×300 (289 B) Xhandler (Simplified code. The fields aren't lying over each other.)
20:00, 9 July 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 20:00, 9 July 2007 600×300 (291 B) Trounce ({{Information |Description=An updated version Flag_of_Ireland.svg. Different colors used as per the discussion [ here] |Source=wikimedia commons |Date=2007-07-09 |Author=Colour update b)
08:09, 28 March 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 08:09, 28 March 2007 600×300 (285 B) Fibonacci (Simplified code.)
11:46, 24 September 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 11:46, 24 September 2006 600×300 (519 B) Madden (code to avoid transparent lines after scaling)
21:49, 29 April 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 21:49, 29 April 2006 600×300 (694 B) Denelson83 (Reverted to earlier revision)
12:29, 29 April 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 12:29, 29 April 2006 1,500×1,000 (407 B) Jrenier
01:43, 19 December 2005 Thumbnail for version as of 01:43, 19 December 2005 600×300 (694 B) Zscout370 (Compression.)
05:00, 28 September 2005 Thumbnail for version as of 05:00, 28 September 2005 600×300 (2 KB) SKopp (The flag of Ireland. Source: Drawn by User:SKopp {{Template:Insignia}} Category:Flags of Ireland)
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