18 July 2002 Edition

Mala Poist

18 July 2002

Maskey and the Somme

A Chairde,

Critics of the Somme memorial wreath-laying by Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey as Mayor of Belfast are missing the point.

Alex was laying the wreath in his capacity as Mayor - 'First Citizen' representing all the people of the city - in memory of those Belfast citizens who lost their lives at the Somme. He was not doing so, as one critic suggested, "in honour... Free article

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