2 April 2009 Edition

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Derry Republican Plot - vandalism fears allayed

REFURBISHMENT: Derry Republican Graves Association and Magee Sinn Féin Society at Derry City Cemetery

REFURBISHMENT: Derry Republican Graves Association and Magee Sinn Féin Society at Derry City Cemetery

DERRY Sinn Féin Cllr Kevin Campbell has moved to ease fears that republican graves may have been vandalised in the City Cemetery and explained that white solution poured over headstones in recent days was part of work undertaken by the Derry Republican Graves Association and Magee Sinn Féin Society to refurbish the letters and markings on the headstones.
Cllr Campbell said:
“I was contacted on several occasions in the last few days by people who had seen the white solution on the headstones in the Republican Plot in the City Cemetery and were worried that it was some sort of vandalism.
“I would like to allay people’s fears and let them know that the solution was part of refurbishment work being carried out on the headstones’ lettering and markings which is being undertaken by the Derry Republican Graves Association and Magee Sinn Féin Society in the lead-up to the Easter commemorations next month.

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