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Poll: Should Leo Varadkar have worn the 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil?

About 210,000 Irish men and women served in the British forces during World War One, and around 35,000 died.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil yesterday.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil yesterday.
Image: Screengrab via Oireachtas TV

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR wore a ‘shamrock poppy’ lapel pin in the Dáil yesterday to mark Remembrance Day.

The pin was designed by the Royal British Legion and is intended to promote awareness of the legitimacy of the Remembrance Poppy within an Irish context.

In recent years, a debate has arisen over whether Irish leaders should wear a poppy on certain occasions.

So today we’re asking, do you think Leo Varadkar should have worn the ‘shamrock poppy’ in the Dáil?

Poll Results:

Yes  (8724)
No  (7006)
I don't know (1274)

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