Wednesday 26 July 2017

Letters: Britain should act now to honour Daniel O'Connell

A portrait of Liberator Daniel O'Connell
A portrait of Liberator Daniel O'Connell

Your August 29 news item reporting the unveiling of a Cahersiveen memorial plaque in honour of Daniel O'Connell coincides with news that pressure is growing for a similar public mark of recognition in London.

When Francis Campbell, former British Ambassador to the Vatican, took over the leadership of London's St Mary's University earlier this month, he gave several newspaper interviews.

In the course of these interviews he called for the erection of a statue in London's Parliament Square in honour of Mr O'Connell.

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