Fine Gael T.D. Frank Feighan says he plans to wear the poppy in the Dail on Tuesday? Will he be allowed is the poppy a charity or a political symbol? In my opinion he should be as its a charity even if some "Republicans" dislike it. We should remember all Irish men who fought and died in World Wars regardless if we agree or not. I for one salute the courage of Deputy Feighan, he will no doubt come under attack from the usual bigots.
The poppy for many is a symbol of charity and a symbol of Remembrance, unlike the Easter lilly which is a fundraising stunt by SF/IRA and is viewed more as a symbol of the PIRA and its brutality than a symbol of the bravery of the men of 1916. I hope more members of the Dail can display the courage of Deputy Feighan.
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