A joint statement has been released from the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland and the Irish and British branches of Show Racism the Red Card, in support of Stoke City player James McClean, from Derry, who refused to wear the poppy when his side faced Middlesborough last Sunday.
Mr McClean was warned yesterday by the English Football Association over a post he wrote on Instagram in which he responded to critics over his refusal to wear a poppy.
Yesterday: FA issue warning to James McClean over language (RTE)
Previously: Every Year
Via Gavan Reilly
Next Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1…
Irish Socialist Republicans and Anti Imperialist Action Ireland write:
On November 1 Irish Socialist Republicans and Anti-Imperialist Action Ireland, launched this year’s Poppy Watch Patrols to prevent the sale of the British Legion Poppy on the streets of our capital city.
Following on from the success of last year’s patrols, those selling the Brit Legion Poppy on our streets will be challenged and their support for British Imperialism and the ongoing illegal occupation of Ireland will be highlighted.
The British Legion are not a benign Charity. The funds raised by the British Legion are used to support serving members of Britain’s imperialist forces and the poppy shows support for Britain’s terrorists in all its wars of conquest, including the ongoing wars and secret conflicts Britain involves itself in today.
Since the launch of the initiative on November 1st, three successful patrols have been held and the campaign has been expanded into County Wicklow. More actions are planned for the coming days.
Hundreds of leaflets have been distributed at Dart, Bus and Luas stops, calling for a boycott of the Poppy and highlighting its role in funding serving members of the British Military.
Anti Imperialist Action Ireland (Facebook)
‘SHAMEFUL!’ Fury as campaign TAKES ON poppy sellers in action against ‘British terrorists (Express)
“I know you don’t normally do this but Poppy (above) has escaped from Palmerston Park in Rathmines [Dublin 6]. Can anyone let us know if they have seen or found her? She’s very small and very nervous and ran away from a truck in the park.”
UPDATE: Poppy located.
The proprietor of a well known B&B in Westport town has described as ‘a mystery’ how eight of nine goldfish he owned have gone missing from the fountain outside his home.
The eight fish, of varying shapes and sizes, went missing in the early hours of last Tuesday morning and have since failed to turn up. The fish left behind has since died.
B&B owner appeals for missing goldfish (Mayo News)