Henry Cunningham to be honoured with essay competition

The brothers of murdered Donegal teenager Henry Cunningham have strongly welcomed the announcement by the Irish Government of an annual human rights award named in memory of 16 year Henry.

The teenager was shot in 1973 when the van he was travelling in along with his brothers was fired on by a group of UVF gunmen.

The Henry Cunningham Human Rights Essay with an annual award of €500 will be available to any fourth year secondary student in the Inishowen peninsula.

Henry's brother Rober says the inititiative is a fitting tribute:

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