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Republicans to honour patriot dead and rededicate to achieving Republic

21 March, 2013

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty said republicans throughout the county will honour Ireland’s patriot dead over the Easter period and rededicate themselves to achieving Irish freedom and independence for the whole nation.

The West Tyrone MP said:

“Easter is a special time of the year for republicans and besides paying our respects to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for the Irish people, we will also take stock and rededicate ourselves to achieving the Republic.

“As we close in on the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising we still draw inspiration and guidance from the Easter Proclamation, a document that was revolutionary for its time, and which core objectives has still to be realised in the Ireland of today. The 26-county state is far from the Republic envisaged in 1916 and we are still struggling to achieve that independent country and one that cherishes all the children of the nation equally.

“Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will be addressing the main commemoration in Donegal at Drumboe, on Easter Sunday. Martin McGuinness will be delivering the oration at the commemoration in the capital at the Garden of Remembrance, also on Sunday while at the other end of the country Dublin TD Mary Lou McDonald will be speaking in Belfast.

“Also on Sunday Donegal TD Pearse Doherty will travel the few miles into Derry to address republicans and in Cork City Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD is the main speaker. The length and breadth of Ireland will see Republicans honour the patriot dead and rededicate themselves to achieving Irish freedom and independence - a new society based on equality – a new Republic.”

For up-to-date list of commemorations and speakers please visit An Phoblacht here.

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