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Sinn Féin condemns attack upon Republican plot in Milltown Cemetery

5 September, 2005

Sinn Féin Councillor for Upper Falls Paul Maskey has today condemned an attack upon the Republican plot at Milltown Cemetery as 'an attack upon Ireland's patriot dead'.

The Republican plot was damaged in an overnight attack where personal items and plaques were broken in the attack.

Speaking today Mr Maskey said:

"I want to condemn the vicious anti-social behaviour in Milltown Cemetery yesterday evening. This mindless attack on the Republican plot is a clear attack upon Ireland‚s patriot dead. The attack will no doubt come as a shock to the friends and families of those buried in Milltown.

"It remains unclear if this wanton vandalism is the work of local thugs or youths. However, republicans will be determined to restore the plot to its former condition as a tribute to the memory of those who rest there." ENDS

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