Easter 1916 commemorations

Dundalk cllr says unity high on the agenda for annual Easter 1916 commemorations

Cllr Ó Murchú says Irish unity is high on agenda

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Dundalk cllr says unity high on the agenda for annual Easter 1916 commemorations

Unity high on the Sinn Féin agenda for annual Easter 1916 commemorations

Unity is high on the agenda for Sinn Féin ahead of the annual Easter commemorations across Louth, Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú has said.

The Dundalk South councillor is the main speaker at the Easter parade in Dundalk on Sunday, April 21, which assembles at Market Square at 2.30pm.

Cllr Tomás Sharkey will speak at the Knockbridge event at 2pm on Saturday April 20, while Cllr Anne Campbell will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at Quay Street in memory of the Watters Brothers at noon on Saturday.

Cllr Ó Murchú said:

"Easter commemorations provide an opportunity, not only to remember the sacrifices of the past, but to reinvigorate the vision of the men and women of Easter week 1916.

"These have been an extraordinary, chaotic 12 months in the politics of these islands, but Irish unity has become, in the past year, a topic of conversation among a wide variety of people in communities in Dundalk and further afield.

"People are realising that, with unity, we have the opportunity to build a new, inclusive Ireland from two broken states. We need to continue to discuss and debate what unity means, how it can be achieved and we need to consult with everyone on this island to find the common building blocks for achieving it," Cllr Ó Murchú concluded.