Ann Travers spoke to Claire Byrne Live on Monday night, her sister Mary was shot dead by the IRA on the 8th of April 1984.

She described how she felt after Sinn Fein achieved such a large number of votes in the General Election and also gave her reaction to the David Cullinane celebration video. 

"I felt incredibly sad and really scared"

"People don't realise the deep hurt searing through your heart when you hear someone shout 'Up the Ra' - we are here with you, we live amongst you, we are your neighbours, we are your friends"

"I've lived in Wicklow for over twenty years and I thought I was safe here in the south of Ireland  but you know what I'm not safe because I don’t know who it is who voted  for Sinn Fein, they tell me I don’t matter, my friends who've lost loved ones don’t matter…"

WATCH the full interview here:


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