Sinn Féin Foyle MLA commenting on the news that tenders are now out for the Factory Girls Sculpture planned for Derry.
“I welcome the news that the tenders for the Factory Sculpture are due out very shortly .Hopefully this will mean that the project can proceed as speedily as possible.
The sculpture will be a fitting historical tribute to all those women in Derry who worked in the shirt factories in very harsh conditions and for little pay.
Women were the backbone of the economy in Derry at a time when there were no jobs for local men and there was great poverty in our city. We need to pay tribute to their contribution and to the life and history of Derry.
Last week’s unveiling of a new mural on the Lecky Road is all part of the retaining and maintaining the very important role that women had in making the history of Derry and make
sure it is remembered for future generations.