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Sinn Féin deputises for Dublin Lord Mayor at Admiral Brown Commemoration

22 June, 2007


Sinn Féin Councillor for Dublin North East Larry O’Toole will today be deputising for Dublin Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson at a ceremony to commemorate Irish born First Admiral of Argentina William Brown who died in 1857.

Today’s ceremony will take place at 11am on Admiral Brown Walk in Dublin’s Docklands at Sir John Rogersons Quay.

Speaking ahead of this morning’s event Cllr. O’Toole said:

“It is a tremendous honor to be here today in the heart of the Docklands of Dublin, appropriately steeped in naval history, to celebrate the achievements this great Irish man.

“Admiral Brown founded the Argentinean Navy and defended the Río de la Plata against foreign armadas which was an integral part of Argentina’s and South America’s pursuit for independence.

“As a republican I have huge respect and admiration for the political determination that drove Admiral Brown is his pursuit of national independence for the people of Argentina.

“I wish to commend the Admiral Brown Society for ensuring that the achievements of this great man have not been consigned simply to history books but have also been sewn into the fabric of our capital city.”

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