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Why don't we have our own national anthem?

Published 12/07/2016

I refer to two letters recently regarding the playing of God Save The Queen at Northern Ireland football matches.

I myself have written several letters about this and it seems that there are some people who only want Northern Ireland to have a British identity, but no separate identity.

However, despite this, Northern Ireland does have its own flag, its own national flower (the flax plant), its own national instrument (the Lambeg drum) and its own national dish (the Ulster fry), as well as its own football team.

Unionists and loyalists constantly refer to Northern Ireland as "Our Wee Country". But how can they call it a country when it doesn't even have its own anthem?

NORTHERN IRISH NATIONALIST

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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