As a mark of respect for the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, all Irish flags at state buildings will be flown at half-mast as the funeral takes place today.
His funeral is scheduled to take place at 3pm today at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. A government spokesman stated, “As a mark of respect to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the National Flag will be half-masted on all State Buildings, equipped with a permanent flagpole, on the day of his funeral, 17 April 2021.”
This gesture has received gratitude from the UK Ambassador to Ireland Paul Johnston who tweeted that it was a “very special gesture.”
The gesture falls under Ireland’s National Flag Guidelines where flags are flown at half-mast on all prominent government buildings with a permanent flag pole on the death of a national or international figure.