Glasnevin Wall “inappropriate and failed to gather all party support" - Ó Snodaigh
Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, cathaoirleach of the party's Centenary Committee, has criticised the decision to proceed with a wall in Glasnevin Cemetery listing the fallen freedom-fighters of the 1916 Rising along with members of the British crown forces.
Deputy Ó Snodaigh is speaking at a 1916 commemorative event in London later today.
Speaking before he left he said:
"It has been claimed that this wall was constructed with all-party agreement. This is not the case Sinn Féin did not agree to this proposal as we believe it is totally inappropriate for a memorial wall to list indiscriminately together Irish freedom fighters and members of the British crown forces.
"Everyone should have the right to remember and honour their dead, whether they were Irish republicans, members of British crown forces or civilians. That is catered for already within Glasnevin Cemetery with its many and diverse memorials and graves.”