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Ireland's Great Famine really should be commemorated

THE National Famine Memorial Day commemoration at Strokestown, Co Roscommon, on Sunday was a reminder that the terrible hunger the Irish nation suffered less than 170 years ago continues in other parts of the world today.

Perhaps in the discussions that seem endless on commemorations of other events in Irish history, we can take note of Strokestown and begin planning for similar opportunities.

JOHN DALLAT (SDLP)

MLA for East Londonderry

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