Wednesday 18 January 2017

No hierarchy of dead in fitting remembrance

Published 04/04/2016 | 02:30

John Green, chairman of the Glasnevin Trust
John Green, chairman of the Glasnevin Trust

There is no hierarchy, no judgment on this wall." John Green, chairman of the Glasnevin Trust, summed up the point of a new remembrance wall just unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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An interfaith service took place at the cemetery yesterday, with participation and representation by the main faith organisations of all those who lost their lives during the Easter Rising. The purpose of the event was to remember - not to celebrate, commemorate or commiserate, just remember.

The Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, British Army, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Royal Irish Constabulary, as well as civilians, including children, were all remembered.

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