Seanad debates

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Minute's Silence to Mark 100th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday


10:30 am

Photo of Mark DalyMark Daly (Fianna Fail)
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Before I go to the motions that were brought forward at CPP, Seanad Éireann has agreed to observe a minute's silence in remembrance of the 14 people who were killed in Croke Park by the combined forces of the Royal Irish Constabulary, the auxiliary British armed forces and the Black and Tans on the afternoon of 21 November 1920, on what is forever known as Bloody Sunday. Today is about commemorating the 14 people who were killed on that afternoon. One hundred years ago, men, women and children went to a football match between Dublin and Tipperary and never returned to their families. It is fitting and appropriate that today Seanad Éireann should remember the lives lost and the loss to those families.

The names of the 14 people who were killed in Croke Park were: Jane Boyle, aged 26, from Dublin; James Burke, aged 44, from Dublin; Daniel Carroll, aged 30, from Tipperary; Michael Feery, aged 40, from Dublin; Mick Hogan, aged 24, from Tipperary; Tom Hogan, aged 19, from Limerick; James Matthews, aged 38, from Dublin; Patrick O'Dowd, aged 57, from Dublin; Jerome O'Leary, aged 10, from Dublin; William Robinson; aged 11, from Dublin; Tom Ryan, aged 27, from Wexford; John William Scott, aged 14, from Dublin; James Teehan, aged 26, from Tipperary; and Joe Traynor, aged 21, from Dublin. Seasaigí, le bhur dtoil, agus cuimhneoimid ar na daoine a fuair bás 100 bliain ó shin. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

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