I UNDERSTAND that Dr Richard Haass, during his ongoing stakeholder discussions, is now suggesting that a new flag is required for Northern Ireland. Really?
This does seem odd advice, indeed. Consider the facts. Northern Ireland is not recognised as a nation in its own right; it is neither a country like England and Scotland, nor a principality like Wales. It is just a province.
No doubt, whichever flag is decided upon, it will still be flown habitually on lamp-posts completely against the established rules of flag etiquette.
Holywood, Co Down