Sinn Féín TD Pearse Doherty will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Easter Sunday Commemoration in Carrickmore. As well as the main commemorations, over 40 localised graveside commemorations and wreath laying ceremonies will take place throughout Tyrone over the Easter weekend. Calling on Tyrone republicans to attend their local and main commemorations, Pearse Doherty TD said, “Easter is a time for remembering friends and comrades who have given their lives in pursuit of ideals and goals of Irish Republicanism.
It is a time for reflection and renewal when we as Irish Republicans rededicate ourselves to the legitimate and achievable goals of independence, unity and equality. “This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the First Dáil and the commencement of the Tan War which were defining turning points in the course of Irish history. “100 years on, the political
landscape is once again being transformed. People who were previously apathetic about a United Ireland are re-engaged, and people who would have been opposed to a United Ireland are now reconsidering their position. “It is for all who adhere to the goals of Irish republicanism, regardless of party affiliation or none, to work together to further build the growing momentum towards a United Ireland based on the vision and ideals of the Proclamation of 1916 and the First Dáil. “Concluding, I call on all republicans to wear the Easter Lily with pride over the Easter period in honour of the sacrifices all of our patriot dead down through the generations.”
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