More than 200 people attended the annual commemoration of the death of Seán Sabhat organised by Limerick Sinn Féin on Sunday when the main speaker was Carlow Kilkenny TD Kathleen Funchion.
The march assembled in Bedford Row and, led by a republican colour party and a piper, proceeded to Sabhat’s grave in Mount St. Laurence Cemetery.
The ceremonies at the graveyard were chaired by Limerick Sinn Féin Councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh.
A wreath on behalf of the Republican Movement was laid by Ger O’Keeffe and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of all those who died in the cause of Irish freedom.
Poems about Sean Sabhat were recited by Una Storan from Woodlawn and Ronan Hayes from Ennis.
Speaking about the growth of Sinn Féin, Limerick City TD Maurice Quinlivan said that a Sinn Féin Government would not tolerate the gaping poverty the political establishment preside over, the obscene number of people on trollies and the huge numbers of people without a home.
“Simply put, we are for the republic established in 1916. Contrary to what our opponents say we have the vision and the policies required to take them on in the great debate about the future of our country. We can win that debate,” he said.
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