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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Poppies

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Voices
Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'
Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.
# Poppies
Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo
Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.
# Heroin
Mystery, super poppy seeds could double how much opium the Taliban can sell
It’s the cash crop for the Taliban – and it’s about to get even scarier.
# seas of red
In photos: The impressive poppy display at Tower of London is being dismantled
All 888,246 flowers.
# knew it
Restaurant owner admits to lacing customers' noodles with opium to get them hooked
That would explain a lot.
# Drugs
283 Phoenix Parks worth of poppies were cultivated in Afghanistan last year
And one Sinn Féin TD says that is a problem for Ireland.
Voices
Column: As an Irish woman, I believe in wearing the remembrance poppy. Here's why...
The poppy does not glorify warfare, death, or British nationalism – it recognises the senseless horror of our shared European past, which we have a moral duty to remember, writes Kate Bellamy.
# Remembrance row
English Defence League in FIFA HQ rooftop protest
Football’s governing body are targeted after decision to deny English football chiefs’ request to wear commemorative flower on Saturday against Spain.