18 September 2003 Edition
Jeremiah O'Leary Commemoration
n, North Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris spoke of the tragedy and the brutality associated with the death of Jeremiah O'Leary. To shoot a man in the back having just released him from custody was a cowardly and reprehensible act, he said. Ferris paid tribute to the courage of O'Leary, who had prosecuted a long and arduous struggle to secure justice and freedom for all of the people of Ireland. "It is incumbent on each and everyone of us to continue that noble struggle to that end," he said. "As republicans we will be facing into important elections at both European and local level next year. Let us work to the best of our collective ability to strengthen the republican voice. By doing so, we will be paying a fitting tribute to republicans like Jeremiah O'Leary, who paid the ultimate price."