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Irish politician Frank Feighan to wear poppy in Dail

BBC News by By Jennifer O'Leary | Tuesday, 6 November 2012 | Click here for original article


In 1996, Fine Gael TD's Paddy Harte and Brian Hayes, along with a Labour Party TD Emmet Stagg wore poppies. More than 49,000 Irish soldiers died in the First World War. It is estimated that nearly a third of all young Irish men signed up at the time. "Thankfully, the peace dividend has ...

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