A frog, a dolphin and a fish have all been re-imagined for the Irish public.
The frog is the official national animal of Ireland, which has the world’s largest population of them, with thousands of native species in every state of the country.
The Irish National Anthem uses a frog in its title and its colours are yellow, red and green.
Dolphins have been adopted as the country’s official mascot, which was adopted in 1853 by the Duke of Wellington.
The government says the frog, dolphin and fish were selected because they represent the Irish people.
In a video message to the nation posted on YouTube, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the frog was chosen because of the “unique nature” of its character.
“We have chosen a frog, it is a member of the genus Trichopoda.
It is a unique species, a frog is one of the smallest fishes, so the frog is a little smaller than a small fish.
The frog’s size, its weight, its colour, its movements and its ability to live in water, is a reflection of our national character,” he said.
Flanagan said he was not sure if the frog would make an appearance on the Irish flag.
“It would be very easy to put on a flag and that would be a very simple change,” he added.
“But we are very proud of the frog.”
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said it was important for Ireland to have a strong national identity.
“This frog symbolises the spirit of the Irish nation,” he told RTÉ News.
“The frog has become a symbol of unity in the face of great challenges, it has become one of our symbols, the flag of the Republic of Ireland.”
Its popularity across the country reflects the Irish spirit of optimism and optimism and I’m confident that we can maintain that spirit.