Irish tricolour waves over Stormont

In what appears to be a “rogue action,” the flag of the Republic of Ireland has been flown over the government building in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

irish_flagCoverage from the Belfast Telegraph. Reporting in The Irish Times.

The episode remains under investigation.

Flags, parades and the past remain thorny, unresolved issues in Northern Ireland. While some dismiss unionist outrage about the Irish tricolour flying over Stormont House, it isn’t hard to image the republican reaction if the Union Jack were found flapping in the breeze over Leinster House, or the General Post Office.

I wonder how long until somebody tries that stunt?