Minister McGinley makes history at Somme commemoration in France

first_img Pinterest Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleProtest planned against Conrad Gallagher postponedNext articleTourism chief confident tourism sector will pass on VAT savings News Highland WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twittercenter_img Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley today became the first Minister to fornally represent the Irish Government at the Battle of the Somme commemorative ceremony in France.Today is the 95th anniversary of the First World War battle which began on July 1, 1916.In the first two days of the ill-planned offensive, over 2,000 Irish soldiers were killed.Representatives from Ireland, Britain, Canada and France attended today’s events in France.Minister Dinny McGinley, who laid a wreath on behalf of the Irish, said it was a moving moment:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/dinnysomme.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 1, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Minister McGinley makes history at Somme commemoration in France Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more