Union flag row in Donegal

#1
Controversy over Union Flag being flown at Donegal holiday destination

"Brendan Rohan, the owner of Dunfanaghy Holiday Village at Corcreggan Mill has become inundated with complaints due to a Union Flag flying on the premises. As more than half of his guests are British, Rohan flies the flag in their honour when they come to stay, and as “as a symbol of the new maturity of our nation”.

And the kicker...

"The businessman, who is a retired senior officer in the Irish Defence Forces, insists that he will keep flying the flags of his guests’ home nations as a mark of respect; whether that is a Union Flag or otherwise."

Some people are grown up.
Some will never be.
Mind you, only made the news in the Donegal Daily and the Belfast Telegraph
 
#2
Imagine the upset we'd have caused when in Girdwood park, There was a towerblock with 'IRA' painted on it in white.
We had a plan to respond to this.
The QM went mental when he discovered us attepting to sneak through RHQ armed with brooms and white paint planning to write 'ARMY' on the roof.

Flags are for amateurs
 
#3
Imagine the upset we'd have caused when in Girdwood park, There was a towerblock with 'IRA' painted on it in white.
We had a plan to respond to this.
The QM went mental when he discovered us attepting to sneak through RHQ armed with brooms and white paint planning to write 'ARMY' on the roof.

Flags are for amateurs
They would have just written IRISH REPUBLICAN above it. Where would it have ended?
 
#7
Controversy over Union Flag being flown at Donegal holiday destination

"Brendan Rohan, the owner of Dunfanaghy Holiday Village at Corcreggan Mill has become inundated with complaints due to a Union Flag flying on the premises. As more than half of his guests are British, Rohan flies the flag in their honour when they come to stay, and as “as a symbol of the new maturity of our nation”.

And the kicker...

"The businessman, who is a retired senior officer in the Irish Defence Forces, insists that he will keep flying the flags of his guests’ home nations as a mark of respect; whether that is a Union Flag or otherwise."

Some people are grown up.
Some will never be.
Mind you, only made the news in the Donegal Daily and the Belfast Telegraph
Were there many protests or bomb scares etc during the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla ?
 
#8
We painted the Sinn Fein bus in the New Lodge, specifically the windscreen, a lovely army matt green shade in the very early hours one morning.

We went back late in the morning to congratulate the bloke on what a great job he was doing as he was poised leaning over the bonnet vigorously scraping it off.
 

rampant

LE
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#14
It does get confusing.

Was it the bigger island with the corks and kangaroos, the Americas, the place that smells of curry or the smaller island with the potatoes and pigs? All very baffling.
Or it could have been that place with the giant chickens and kittens, or one of those islands we dropped off at during that cruise?
 

overopensights

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
There are eleven sets of Irish Regimental Colours hanging in Windsor Castle. They were left there for safe keeping by the Colour Parties of the Irish Regiments being disbanded after the partition of Ireland in June 1922. They were handed over in a ceremony to an emotional George Vth, The Battle Honours listed on those colours equal our own Battalions and are dated from Plassy to Waterloo, to Ypres, Somme Passchendaele etc..

Perhaps it may be time to offer them back.
 
#18
As a real NODUF I have thought that more than once. Handing back the Colours would be a nice gesture but then we would have every decker turning asking for everything we ever took from them so a no no
 

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