Times Gone By 1982 - London nun condemns Irish people

Group pictured at the presentation of prizes for the Bishop Eames Community Competition. From left, are; Rt Rev James Mehaffey, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Margaret Duffy, St Mary's Secondary School, winner of Section C. Mr Albert Smallwoods, competition organiser, Robert Henderson, Holy Child PS, Section A1, Yvonne Doherty, St Cecilia's Secondary School, Section B, Julie Taylor, St Johns Ambulance Brigade, Lisnagelvin Division, Section A2, and Most Red Dr Daly, Bishop of Derry. (1406MM01)
Group pictured at the presentation of prizes for the Bishop Eames Community Competition. From left, are; Rt Rev James Mehaffey, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Margaret Duffy, St Mary's Secondary School, winner of Section C. Mr Albert Smallwoods, competition organiser, Robert Henderson, Holy Child PS, Section A1, Yvonne Doherty, St Cecilia's Secondary School, Section B, Julie Taylor, St Johns Ambulance Brigade, Lisnagelvin Division, Section A2, and Most Red Dr Daly, Bishop of Derry. (1406MM01)

A London nun has condemned the “stunning silence and lack of concern if the Irish state and people” for the plight of relatives of Irish republican prisoners in British jails, while Euro MP Mr Neil Blaney TD has tabled a motion in the European Parliament calling for the transfer of these prisoners to jails in Ireland.

In a statement, which has been circulated to all members of the Parliament by Deputy Blaney, with a background resume on the prisoners’ case, Sister Sarah Clarke said that “11 years of contact with families coming from Ireland to visit relatives in British jails, 11 years witnessing the hardships, the harassments, the escalating expenses, the fears and frustrations, of these families have highlighted two aspects of the situation - the heroism of these wives and mothers, and the stunning silence and lack of concern of the Irish State and people for their plight.

Pictured at a press conference held in the Guildhall, Derry, when the Field Day Theatre Company announced details of the new Brian Friel play 'The Communication Cord,' are Miss Julie Barber,, Brian Friel, Ian Hill, the mayor, alderman William O'Connell, and Primrose Flanagan, Arts Council. (1406MM02)

Pictured at a press conference held in the Guildhall, Derry, when the Field Day Theatre Company announced details of the new Brian Friel play 'The Communication Cord,' are Miss Julie Barber,, Brian Friel, Ian Hill, the mayor, alderman William O'Connell, and Primrose Flanagan, Arts Council. (1406MM02)

Most Rev Dr Daly, Bishop of Derry, addressing the crowded congregation on the Feast of St Columba celebration in St Columba's Church, Long Tower. (1406MM03)

Most Rev Dr Daly, Bishop of Derry, addressing the crowded congregation on the Feast of St Columba celebration in St Columba's Church, Long Tower. (1406MM03)