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Michelle O’Neill’s Somme gesture vital step on the path to healing

Allison Morris


To understand the present, we need to have grasp on the past

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Lord Mayor of Belfast Tina Black and Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O’Neill lay a wreath at Belfast City Hall to commemorate the Battle of the Somme

Lord Mayor of Belfast Tina Black and Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O’Neill lay a wreath at Belfast City Hall to commemorate the Battle of the Somme

Members of the pop group Bananarama pictured at the funeral of Thomas Reilly in 1983

Members of the pop group Bananarama pictured at the funeral of Thomas Reilly in 1983

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Lord Mayor of Belfast Tina Black and Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O’Neill lay a wreath at Belfast City Hall to commemorate the Battle of the Somme

Last week marked the anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

It lasted from July 1 to November 18, 1916, and claimed more than three million lives on both sides, with more than 19,000 killed on the first day alone.


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