Union flags in Dublin…

WITH Lansdowne Road facing redevelopment, the GAA has granted permission for rugby and football fixtures to be played at Croke Park. With Ireland and England to meet in 2007, it brings the curious proposition of an English flag being hoisted (for the first time?) in the Dublin grounds. But will there be Union flags in Dublin before that, when loyalist pressure group Love Ulster takes its campaign to O’Connell Street? And will the Irish capital prove more tolerant of the Orangemen – perhaps even finding common cause on some issues – than Irishmen north of the border? It’s an opportunity for loyalism to point out some of the glaring inconsistencies in the political process, north and south – but how well will they get their message across?