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Red poppy to commemorate civilian victims for first time

Fine Gael Senator and Vice Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Frank Feighan joined the show to give us his take on the The Royal British Legion's decision to use the poppy symbol to commemorate civilian victims of war and terrorism and well as members of the British armed forces

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10.56 16 Oct 2019


Red poppy to commemorate civilian victims for first time


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10.56 16 Oct 2019


The Royal British Legion has announced that the poppy symbol that traditionally has represented remembrance of the UK’s armed forces will also stand for civilian victims of both war and terrorism.

Frank Feighan, Fine Gael Senator and Vice Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, joined Shane and Kieran on the show to give his thoughts on this new position the 98 year old charity has taken.


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