Thursday 28 March 2024

Troubles victims' names read aloud for final time

Dublin Unitarian church to end Good Friday reading of Troubles dead – The  Irish Times

A ceremony during which the names of all those killed during the Troubles are read aloud is to take place for the final time in Dublin.

The service at the Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen's Green has been held annually for the past 22 years.

The conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles lasted almost 30 years and cost the lives of more than 3,500 people.

The reading of those people's names is due to begin at midday on Friday and is expected to last about three hours.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ reports that the church’s management committee have decided that since nobody has been killed in political violence in Northern Ireland in nearly five years, it is time to end the commemoration.