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# Poppy

Last year
# Remembrance Day
Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.
All time
# shamrock poppy
Poll: Would you wear a shamrock poppy?
It’s a divisive issue.
As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy
It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.
# armistice day
Irish people are divided on whether their politicians should wear the poppy
In a survey for the Claire Byrne Show, one in five people said they didn’t know whether elected officials should wear it.
# Probe
'Uneducated cavemen' - FA investigate McClean's Instagram post featuring Bobby Sands quote
The Ireland winger was subjected to abuse from a section of his own supporters during Saturday’s draw with Middlesbrough.
# Poll
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.
# Poppies
Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo
Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.
# Charged
Fifa charge Ireland over Easter Rising commemorative jersey
The kit has come to the fore in recent days because England and Scotland both want to wear the poppy in their upcoming game.
# Controversy
England plan to wear poppies for Scotland clash despite Fifa ban
FA chairman Greg Clarke insists the players will be marking Remembrance Day but world football’s governing body is standing firm.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you wear a poppy?
You might see a few around to mark Armistice Day.
# outcome
James McClean warned over controversial celebration
The FA studied the video and decided not to ban the Republic of Ireland international.
# seas of red
In photos: The impressive poppy display at Tower of London is being dismantled
All 888,246 flowers.
# Poppy Day
Ceremonies remember the First World War's fallen men and women
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs will all attend ceremonies today to mark Remembrance Day.
# Poppy
Ireland's James McClean writes letter outlining his reasons for not wearing a poppy
The Derry-born midfielder says he’s not a “war monger, anti-British or a terrorist”.
# Remembrance
Gilmore marks Remembrance Day in Belfast
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins also took part in ceremonies today.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish people wear poppies to honour the war dead?
Today the leader and deputy leader of Ireland will pay their respects to the roughly 57,000 Irish people who died in two World Wars. Should we as a nation do the same?
Column: As an Irish woman, I believe in wearing the remembrance poppy. Here's why...
The poppy does not glorify warfare, death, or British nationalism – it recognises the senseless horror of our shared European past, which we have a moral duty to remember, writes Kate Bellamy.
# Premier League
Police investigate McClean poppy death threats
Everton have also condemned the Twitter abuse received by defender Seamus Coleman following Saturday’s defeat to Reading.
# Iregre
David Meyler defends James McClean's poppy decision
“James is James. James is his own man and I respect his decision,” said the on-loan Hull midfielder.
# Ger O'Brien
League of Ireland star Ger O'Brien to auction James McClean's poppy-less Sunderland jersey
The Ireland winger made headlines this weekend.
# PoppyGate
'McClean's poppy decision his own personal choice' - Sunderland
The Ireland winger opted not to wear the commemorative badge at Goodison Park yesterday.
Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.
# Remembrance row
English Defence League in FIFA HQ rooftop protest
Football’s governing body are targeted after decision to deny English football chiefs’ request to wear commemorative flower on Saturday against Spain.
# Poppy Row
Cameron blasts "absurd" FIFA for poppy ban
English FA plan a host of alternative remembrance efforts after FIFA tells them that players can’t wear the poppy on their jerseys.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
As the countdown to Tallinn continues, here’s your round-up of the morning’s sports news.