Speaking at the annual launch of the Easter Lily Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said
“The Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed so much in 1916. The lily has always had strong symbolic value, though its meaning and symbolism have changed through the ages. Today in 2019 it symbolises the possibility of unity, equality and prosperity for all the peoples of the island.
“The annual distribution of the lilies will take place in the lead up to Easter weekend .A limited numbers of metal pin badges are also available at our offices across the city and at Peadar O Donnell’s and Checkpoint Charlie shop on Waterloo Street.
“Easter Sunday is on the 21st April this year further details on local events will be released in the Derry press shortly.