* Irish Campaign for * Nuclear Disarmament

Feachtas um Dhí-armáil Eithneach

http://indigo.ie/~goodwill/icnd.html P.O. Box 6327, Dublin 6, Ireland e-mail: irishcnd@ireland.com Telephone: (01) 454 0194

PRESS RELEASE 6th. August 2004

1.00 p.m. Friday 6 August 2004
Merrion Square Dublin

It is fifty-nine years since the world witnessed the horrors inflicted on the people of Hiroshima when tens of thousands were killed by the atomic bomb. At no time since 1945 has the threat presented by nuclear weapons and waste been more real and alarming than it is today. People in many countries around the world join together every year to commemorate those victims.

The Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will be holding its Annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration this Friday, August 6th., at 1.00 p.m. in Merrion Square Park, Dublin at the Hiroshima Memorial Cherry Tree, planted by C.N.D. in 1980, in the north-west corner of Merrion Square (the Leinster House end).

The commemoration will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Michael Conaghan, and speakers include Mary Van Lieshout of US Citizens in Ireland Against War. Poet Enda Wyley will read some of her poems. Irish children will lay a wreath.

Mary Van Lieshout asks those remembering the bombing to recommit themselves to lives of peace building. "We also remember all those who have lost their lives due to terrorism and think of those who have died in the U.S. sponsored war on terror... For all this aggression, the world is not a safer place... Terrorism can only be defeated by justice and negotiation, it will never be defeated by war."

John Goodwillie, Secretary Irish C.N.D., 087-231 1944 / (01) 608 2342



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