Moyle Council chair launches Easter lily campaign

Councillor Cara McShane launched the Easter lily campaign in Moyle Council on Friday. INBM17-14

Councillor Cara McShane launched the Easter lily campaign in Moyle Council on Friday. INBM17-14

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Chair of Moyle District Council, Cara McShane, launched the Easter lily campaign in the Council on Friday.

Cllr Cara McShane said: “I was delighted to accept the invitation from the National Graves Association to launch the Easter lily campaign in Moyle.

“Easter is a very special time for Irish Republicans. It is a time not only when we commemorate the heroic acts that took place in Dublin in 1916, but it is also a time when we remember all the brave men and women from across the country who sacrificed their lives in pursuit of creating a united and better Ireland,” she said.

“The Easter lily symbolises unity, equality and prosperity for all the people of Ireland and it is with this in mind that we launch our campaign here today.

“We need to deliver on the promise of the 1916 Proclamation. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic is unfinished business. We do not yet have a United Ireland. We do not yet have a society where all the children of the nation are cherished equally.

“As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, Irish republicans must redouble our efforts and work together to achieve that worthy and achievable goal. We firmly believe that we can achieve the aims of Irish unity and a better society for everyone on this small island - Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter, people of all religions and none, Irish citizens and new communities alike.

“We believe that this can be done peacefully, democratically and by agreement. We also believe that unity is in the best interests of all our citizens, north and south, from whatever tradition.

“The symbol of our enduring commitment to these ideals and of our respect for all those from every generation, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for Irish freedom, is the Easter Lily.“

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