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Fitting tribute for Croke Park massacre victims

The 1920 Bloody Sunday massacre at Croke Park in Dublin, when 14 civilians were shot dead by British soldiers, is rightly regarded as one of the darkest days during a terrible period in Irish history.

While it is understandable that, due to the upheavals of the era, a number of the victims were buried in unmarked graves, it was an issue that always needed to be addressed.

A monument has now been unveiled at Glasnevin Cemetery honouring 14-year-old John William Scott, who, as we reported yesterday, was one of three children who were killed during the atrocity.

The GAA deserves considerable credit for organising the ceremony, and it would be entirely appropriate if a similar tribute to each of the fatalities is in place as planned for the centenary in 2020.

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