THE Dublin Minister of State for North-South Co-Operation Seán Sherlock has said the events of Bloody Sunday 43 years ago today must never be forgotten.
His visit is one of the few occasions the southern administration has openly shown solidarity with relatives of those who were murdered.
Speaking at an event organised by the Bloody Sunday Trust and the Museum of Free Derry, Minister Sherlock stated: “Bloody Sunday was one of the darkest moments of the Troubles, and left many scars on individuals, families, and the wider community in Derry.
“A significant moment for all those involved in Bloody Sunday came five years ago, through the apology made by British Prime Minister, David Cameron in the House of Commons.
“This anniversary is an opportunity to remember those who died 43 years ago. But also it is to mark all those who lost their lives during the Troubles, other victims, and their families.
“Today, 43 years on, we remember them all.”
While in the city, Minister Sherlock will also meet with the Chamber of Commerce to explore opportunities for enhancing economic development across the North West region.
Earlier today, Minister Sherlock attended the first implementation meeting on the Stormont House Agreement in Belfast.