Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Matron & The Irish Republican Flag 1923


An Irish republican flag belonging to tho Matron of a home for children was discussed by Bradford Board of Guardians recently.

It was decided that if the Matron—referred to as the " foster-mother "—declined to remove the flag she should be dismissed. It was stated that the objection to the flag was not that it was Irish, but that it was a rebel flag.

The British Journal of Nursing 3 February 1923

Photo Irish Transport & General Workers Union (now SIPTU) headquarters of Citizens Army 1916.