The Irish tricolour of green representing the Gaelic tradition of Ireland, orange representing the followers of William of Orange in Ireland, and white representing the aspiration for peace between them
Flag of Ireland: Stands for unity between the religions of the country. Orange Stands for Irish Protestants. Northern Irish Protestants are called Orange People due to the fact that it is associated with William of Orange (William III), the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland who in 1690 defeated the ousted King James II, a Roman Catholic, in the momentous Battle of the Boyne near Dublin. Green for the Irish Catholic Nationalists Green is the color which stands for the Irish…
The Irish tricolor was gifted from the French to the Irish in 1848. The flag represents traditional Gaelic Ireland (green), followers of William of Orange (orange) & the hope for peace between to the two groups (white), a peace which has yet to become a reality for many. The flag has been considered the national flag of Ireland since the 1916 Easter Rising, but wasn't made official until 1919.
Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.