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Maskey extends condolences at passing of Teresa (Holland) Lunney

23 September, 2018 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed condolences to the family and friends of former Sinn Féin Councillor and community activist Teresa Lunney (Tish Holland) who died today. 

The West Belfast MLA said:

“Today the republican family and the wider community in West Belfast have lost a friend, a comrade and a life-long republican activist. 

“Teresa Lunney was the second woman interned in Armagh Gaol in early 1973 and played a key role in the H-Block/Armagh campaign, including working to elect Bobby Sands as MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone during the 1981 Hunger Strike.

“Following her release from prison, Teresa was elected to Belfast City Council in 1985 representing the Upper Falls area and was also a member of the Sinn Féin outreach group. 

“Teresa was committed to serving her local community and was a key driver of the Tullymore Community Centre in providing essential childcare, job opportunities, support for senior citizens, women and training and skills for young people.

“On behalf of Sinn Féin I our extend condolences to the Lunney and Holland families at this sad and difficult time.”

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