With globalization, parity amongst countries is increasingly important to the citizens of respective countries, their leaders, and public perception. Third world countries are striving to gain socioeconomic and political significance while leading nations seek to secure their dominance. There is nothing that better signifies and represents a nation and its people than a country’s national flag. A flag tells the story of a nation. For the Ireland flag it represents the history of the nation and its core values including its struggle for freedom and its struggle for peace between factions within the country. Have a look at the news to get more info on this.
When a flag is treated with respect, the nation and its people are treated with that same respect. In the United Nations, banners from recognized countries are treated with equal status. In order to not give priority to any country, banners at the United Nations headquarters are arranged in a circle so that no country can complain there is not priority or prominence given.
Flying a flag in a proper way, whether at home or in public promotes respect for that nation, its people and the respective government. Many countries do not have laws on displaying and flying banners. For these countries, there are many are international guidelines that express the proper ways to fly and use banners. Generally military institutions hold to strict protocols on the use of the national flag.
A country’s flag like that of the Ireland flag will always take prominence over other flags, including civil or state flags. If two flags are positioned on a podium, the national flag should be on the speaker’s right side (the audience’s left). When three flags are displayed, the national flag is placed at the center. If there are five or more there should be a national flag at each end.