9 November 2006 Edition

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Frank Driver commemoration

(left to right): Gerry O'Neill, Chairperson, Driver/Plunkett/O'Boyle Sinn Féin Cumann, Blessington; Bray Town Councillor John Brady; and Christine McAuley, Sinn Féin general election candidate for Kildare North. (Background) Wicklow republic

A commemoration marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Frank Driver took place in Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare on 4 November.

Driver was an honorary vice president of Sinn Féin when he died in 1981 at the age of 74. The previous year he had laid a wreath in Bodenstown on behalf of the republican movement.

Driver was interned in the Curragh at the age of 15. A Kildare native, he was born in Ballymore Eustace on the border with Wicklow and took part in the IRA border campaign of the 1950s.


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