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Irish tricolour flies over Portora Royal school

An Irish tricolour has been raised at a ‘royal school’ as a way of ‘'reclaiming Ireland”.

But it was just a prank by A-level students of Enniskillen’s Portora Royal School who also erected photographs of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and hunger-striker Bobby Sands around the school.

Principal Neill Morton said he believed the pupils were “reminding the world that Portora Royal School is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious schools in the UK that pre-dates the establishment of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and belongs to the world”.

“It was not a case of the Republic claiming Portora, rather Portora was reclaiming Ireland,” he told the Impartial Reporter, adding that the A-level students were back studying for their exams to enable them to secure places in the “world’s top universities”.

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