Restoration of ‘Peace for All’ Sculpture at Aghalane, a clear message to criminals-Feeley

Fianna Fail Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the decision of the Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District to restore the ‘Peace for All’ Sculpture at Aghalane which was the subject of an attempted theft in August of this year. ‘This statue is of great significance, located adjacent to the Senator George Mitchell Peace Bridge constructed to reopen the only national primary road closed by the British Army during the Trouble, the symbolism of the warrior being cradled by the maternal figure after battle was not lost on anyone as a representation of the hope for peace and unity between all parts of the community’ The Council will proceed to restore the sculpture to its original location. Additional measures will be taken to make the statute more secure and less vulnerable to attempts of theft. ‘It is a sad reality that nothing or no one is sacred. It is vital that we do not concede any ground to this element and the decision to make the necessary investment to restore this piece to its rightful place. It is all the more symbolic given the challenges for this region faces as a result of Brexit.’ ENDS