Ceasefire or no ceasefire, it appears that some die-hard nationalists still cannot tolerate those who wish to remember the Irish servicemen who died in two world wars. Sadly, Irish Boy bands like Westlife have incurred the wrath of Sinn Fein when promoting the Poppy day appeal launch. The members of Westlife are the same age as many of the tens of the thousands of Irishmen - many from poor backgrounds with few job prospects - who signed up for the British Army 60 years ago at the outbreak of war. It is estimated 120,000 Irishmen served with the British Forces during the second world war. 210,000 Irish soldiers took part in the first world war, 35,000 were killed. The Royal British Legion has 10 branches and 1,000 members in the Irish Republic.