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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, adsing that it was an excellent ceremony.

Wexford People