Wednesday 7 December 2016

Murdered ambassador remembered

Published 26/07/2016 | 02:30

Kate Ewart-Biggs, daughter of Christopher Ewart-Biggs, and her daughter Mairlie plant a tree in memory of the former British ambassador to Ireland. Photo: Paul Sherwood
Kate Ewart-Biggs, daughter of Christopher Ewart-Biggs, and her daughter Mairlie plant a tree in memory of the former British ambassador to Ireland. Photo: Paul Sherwood

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.

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Christopher Ewart-Biggs and his colleague Judith Cooke were killed by the bomb that injured two other people in 1976.

British diplomat Christopher Ewart-Biggs, who was killed by an IRA bomb in Dublin in 1976
British diplomat Christopher Ewart-Biggs, who was killed by an IRA bomb in Dublin 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.

Irish Independent

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