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Statue to Luke Kelly would be a fitting tribute - Cllr Burke

30 October, 2004


Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Christy Burke has called on Dublin City Council to back a Sinn Féin proposal to erect a statue to the memory of legendary singer/song writer Luke Kelly. Cllr Burke said that the erection of a statue to Luke Kelly would be 'a fitting tribute to one of the city's most popular and respected sons'.

Speaking today Cllr Burke said:

"Sinn Féin has submitted a motion to the Dublin City Council calling for a monument to be erected to the memory of Luke Kelly, to be situated either in the north inner city or the docklands area. It is coming up to the 20th anniversary of the passing of Luke, and I believe that this would be a fitting tribute to one of this city's most popular and respected sons.

"I am calling on other Councillors to support this motion at the City Council meeting in November. I believe that the people of Dublin would also endorse this endeavour, we should be celebrating such a famous son, through his music and songs and a fitting monument to his lifes work."ENDS

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