Honour war dead with poppies plea
North Wexford Cllr Robbie Ireton took exception that councillors were not wearing poppies at last week's county council meeting as a mark of respect to the men and women lost in wars down through the decades,
Cllr Ireton said there was a lovely service remembering the people who gave their lives fighting in wars. 'The service remembered all those who lost their lives in the wars. It's a pity that not enough people are wearing poppies today. It's not just for the Second World War. It's not an English symbol.'
Cllr Ireton brought a book on the history of the poppy to enlighten councillors about its uses. Chairman Cllr John Hegarty said: 'I am allowing that because I know you didn't write it.'
Cllr Davy Hynes said many Wexford people died in the Great War and in World War II, adding that it was an excellent ceremony.