15/08/2018

Onus On Political Leaders To Build Truly Reconciled Society - SF

Twenty years on from the Omagh bomb atrocity, there is an onus on all political leaders to help build a truly reconciled society, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill has said.

Speaking on the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the Sinn Féin Vice President said: "Our thoughts today are very much with the families and friends of all those who lost their lives, and all those who suffered, as a result of the Omagh bomb.

"The Omagh bomb was a devastating human tragedy. It will forever remain as a dark chapter in our history.

"Sadly much pain and hurt has been caused over the years to many people.
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"There is a responsibility on political leaders to work together to heal the wounds of the past as the foundation for building a better future. We must work to build trust in each other. We must work to build bridges that we can cross.

"Together we must ensure that the lessons of our past are learned, never again to be repeated.

"That must be the focus of all political leaders in the time ahead. Anniversaries like today, serve as a stark reminder of the importance of efforts to build a reconciled future.

"The horror and loss of the Omagh bombing cannot ever be forgotten. Collectively we owe it to all the victims of the conflict to build a truly reconciled society."

(MH/CM)

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