Murdered ambassador remembered
Published 26/07/2016 | 02:30
A former British ambassador to Ireland, who was murdered by an IRA bomb, was remembered with a tree-planting ceremony - 40 years after his death.
Christopher Ewart-Biggs and his colleague Judith Cooke were killed by the bomb that injured two other people in 1976.
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan was joined by outgoing British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott and members of the Ewart-Biggs family for the ceremony, which was held at the British residence in Glencairn, Leopardstown.
"The two deceased individuals that we remember today demonstrate the great sacrifices which were demanded of too many during dark days in order to bring peace to Ireland," Mr Flanagan said.