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Matt Cooper: It will take more than one speech to take back tricolour from those who besmirch it

Winning ownership of the flag back from garda killers and racist thugs is no easy task

Pearse McAuley’s funeral procession, with the tricolour on his coffin. Sinn Féin TDs struggled to condemn the single worst act of McAuley’s terrorist and brutal life, the killing of Garda Gerry McCabe during an IRA bank robbery. Picture: Pacemaker