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Michelle O'Neill to speak at Derry Easter Sunday commemoration
16 Apr 2019
Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O'Neill is to be the keynote speaker the Easter Sunday commemoration in Derry. The commemoration in the City Cemetery will follow a parade from Westland Street in the Bogside. It will be one of a number taking place in the city, the others being in the Shantallow, Waterside, Bogside and Brandywell areas. Giving details of the commemorations, Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson said: “Every year, Irish republicans wear the Easter lily to honour the men and women of 1916 and all those patriots who gave their lives for Irish freedom. In 2016, hundreds of thousands of people participated in Centenary events in Derry , all over the country and across the world. It is no less important in 2019 to commemorate and celebrate the 1916 Rising and to commit to the full implementation of the Proclamation. “Our annual Easter commemoration will assemble this Sunday at Westland Street for 2.00pm. “It will proceed to the Republican Plot where we will honour our patriot dead and recommit ourselves to building an Ireland of equals. “The main speaker this year will be Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill." “Local area commemorations will take place on Sunday at the following republican monuments 1.00pm Shantallow Monument (Racecourse Road), Waterside (Rose Court) 1.30pm Creggan (Central Drive), Bogside Brandywell (Lecky Road)
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