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Poll: should we mark Poppy Day?

A Fine Gael TD will become the first politician since 1996 to wear the emblem in the Dáil.

A man pauses as he touches the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after placing his poppy on top following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
A man pauses as he touches the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after placing his poppy on top following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Image: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

TOMORROW, FINE GAEL’S Frank Feighan will become the first TD to wear a poppy in the Dáil in 16 years.

The flower commemorates all those who died during the First and Second World Wars, as well as other conflicts. The Roscommon-South Leitrim deputy told The Sunday Times that Irish people have “grown up over the past two decades” and there is now a need to remember all those men who fought together.

Remembrance Day will be marked this Sunday (11 November) across the world. Although hundreds of thousands of Irish men fought and almost 60,000 died during the wars, the tradition is not generally upheld in Ireland.

We’d like to know what you think. Should Poppy Day be marked in Ireland?


Poll Results:

Yes, but we should have an Irish alternative to poppies (2048)
No (1932)
Yes, we should wear poppies (1164)
I don't know (752)




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