Dismayed to see Irish minister for justice wearing the poppy, a symbol of war

From left, deputy chief constable PSNI Stephen Martin, Irish justice minister Charlie Flanagan TD, and Garda chief commissoner An Garda Sioch�na Drew Harris at the sixteenth annual cross border organised crime conferenceat Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. Mr Flanagan wore a small shamrock poppy badge. Photo by Simon Graham
From left, deputy chief constable PSNI Stephen Martin, Irish justice minister Charlie Flanagan TD, and Garda chief commissoner An Garda Sioch�na Drew Harris at the sixteenth annual cross border organised crime conferenceat Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. Mr Flanagan wore a small shamrock poppy badge. Photo by Simon Graham

I was dismayed to see our minister for justice Charlie Flanagan at a meeting on Wednesday in Newcastle County Down wearing the British poppy.

What does it say about we Irish who have to seek the indulgence of our former colonial masters by the wearing their symbol of war the poppy?

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

People may try to say it is about remembrance, I am all for that.

It is not.

Has anyone seen the British wearing the Easter Lilly?

Do I expect the British to wear the Easter Lilly?

No I Don’t.

Can we please stop this charade and stand up for honesty and truth about our history as there is a lot revisionism going on in Ireland and it is not acceptable.

Paul Doran, Clondalkin, Dublin