Miriam Daly wreath laying ceremony.
On Friday 25th June 2010 a wreath laying ceremony was held in St. Colmcille's graveyard in Swords, Co. Dublin to mark the 30th anniversary of the brutal murder of Miriam Daly. The event was organised by local independent republicans to remember this often forgotten victim who was assassinated by a loyalist death-squad with the support and collusion of British security forces.
Miriam Daly was the chairperson of the Irish Republican Socialist Party and a leading member of the National H-Block Committee when she was murdered at her home in Andersontown, Belfast on 26th June 1980. She was selected for assassination because of her political beliefs and her work on behalf of the republican prisoners.
The National Graves Association were in attendance along with representatives of several republican groups and a number of other local republicans. N.G.A. members cleaned and prepared the grave prior to the ceremony in which a wreath was laid, a minutes silence held and a number of tributes paid by those assembled.