Opinion

Saturday 18 August 2018

Wrong time and place to display Army hardware

Putting military images on the big screen at Croke Park is just not suitable for a family audience, writes Jennifer Whitmore

DEFENCE FORCES: Irish Army Rangers in training
DEFENCE FORCES: Irish Army Rangers in training

Jennifer Whitmore

My husband brought three of our children to watch the Galway vs Clare hurling match last weekend in Croke Park.

It was my young daughter's first time in the national stadium, and she was understandably excited.

But her introduction to our national game was marred by a promotional video shown on the large screen as part of a half-time tribute to mark the 60th anniversary of our army's peacekeeping efforts. My daughter came away from the game perplexed, sad and "a bit scared".

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