New flag for Northern Ireland?

Leader of the Alliance Party, David Ford, has called for the creation of a new Northern Ireland flag. It’s part of a wider set of proposals aimed at creating an inclusive Northern Irish identity.

The current one is closely associated with the old Stormont regime, and it’s nearest relative, the Ulster flag encompasses three extra counties in Republic and is rarely considered relevant by Unionists, even by fans of the rugby team for that wider region.

Here’s a compendium of all the current flags associated with Northern Ireland.

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