Belfast Telegraph

Republican remembered

03 December 2004

A senior Sinn Fein politician is to attend the commemoration tomorrow for an historic IRA man.

Party President Pat Doherty will give the main oration at the Dublin ceremony for Martin Savage.

Dubliner Savage was shot dead in an ambush at Ashdown in 1919. Now, 85 years later, the IRA is under enormous political pressure to become an "old boys association".

The republican newspaper An Phoblacht said the volunteers' death had given renewed impetus to the war against the British and its administration in Ireland.

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