John Mulgrew
Belfast Telegraph
29 Feb 2012

An “open and all inclusive” service to remember those killed or injured during the Troubles will take place in Belfast at the weekend.

According to organisers, the service, held at St Anne’s Cathedral on Sunday (3.30pm), is intended to represent both sides of the community who have been caught up in the violence — including those killed by both paramilitaries and the security forces.

Organiser Alan McBride of the WAVE Trauma Centre said he had personally invited both The First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness — along with MLAs and TDs from the Republic and religious representatives.

“It’s for people injured, family of the Disappeared, people who were bereaved, children who lost parents and those who were traumatised,” he added. “It’s also for those killed by security forces and armed groups, both loyalist and republican.”

Mr McBride’s wife Sharon and his father-in-law were killed in the Shankill bomb in 1993.