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Remember our patriot dead, wear an Easter lily with pride – Sinn Féin

12 April, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


The Sinn Féin Dáil team have today launched the Easter lily campaign, calling on people across Ireland to wear an Easter lily and remember with pride our patriot dead.

Speaking from Leinster House Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth and East Meath Gerry Adams said that in these harsh economic times, when our country’s sovereignty is steadily being eroded, the vision and ideals of 1916 are more relevant than ever.

Deputy Adams said:

“The Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the Irish nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed their lives in 1916. It symbolises unity, equality and prosperity for all the people of Ireland and it is with this in mind that we launch our campaign here today.

Tá dathanna Lilí na Cásca, glas, bán agus oráiste ag baint le h-Ais éirí na Cásca agus Gluaiseacht na Poblachta.
The Easter Lily in its colours of green, white and orange is a symbol long associated with the Easter Rising of 1916 and those who died for Ireland.

“In these harsh times of economic recession, when our country’s sovereignty is steadily being eroded, the visions and ideals of 1916 are more relevant than ever.

“The leaders of the 1916 rising did not die for the EU or the IMF. They died for a united, free Ireland where all of the children are cherished equally.

"Fuair siad bás ar son fíor Phoblacht.

“I am encouraging everyone, from across Ireland and beyond to wear an Easter lily and remember our patriot dead with pride.”

“Táim ag iarraidh ar gach duine, óg agus sean, Lilí a chaitheamh um Cháisc mar siombail náisiúnta a chuireann chun cinn na h-idéalacha agus prionsabail a bhain leo siúd a fuair bás um Cháisc 1916.”

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