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‘One of Ireland’s darkest days’ - Begley

14 August, 2018 - by Órfhlaith Begley


Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s commemoration to mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bomb, West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley described the atrocity as one of Ireland’s darkest days.

“As the MP for West Tyrone, I will be at tomorrow’s event to remember the victims of the Omagh bomb, which was one of the darkest days in Ireland’s troubled history,” she said.

“Commemorations like this are important to help us acknowledge and address the suffering of all victims of conflict as a necessary element of reconciliation and healing. 

“Many families were shattered forever by the events of 15th August 1998 and we must never forget their suffering and pain. It should stand as an eternal reminder of the constant need to build on the progress we have made.

“This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement but we should never take the peace we now enjoy for granted.

“The greatest memorial we can build to all those who lost their lives in the conflict is the achievement of the kind of peaceful, reconciled and just society envisaged in that agreement.”

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