Buildings in Derry & Strabane to shine a light for front line workers


Public buildings in Derry and Strabane to shine a light for front line workers.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, is backing an Ireland wide initiative this Easter Saturday to shine a light or candle from your window in solidarity with frontline staff, healthcare workers and people affected everywhere by the Covid 19 crisis.

The Guildhall in Derry and Strabane's Alley Theatre will shine a light on Saturday evening along with homes and public buildings all over the island of Ireland.

Mayor Boyle encouraged the public to pause for a moment on Saturday evening to think of everyone affected by the crisis and to send solidarity to those helping fight the pandemic at the front line.

"The last four weeks have been some of the most challenging our community has ever faced but I have been heartened by how we have rallied to support each other to deal with this unprecedented crisis," she said.

"The quick and disciplined action of the public in staying at home has undoubtedly saved lives but we owe a particular debt of gratitude to those who have had to leave their homes each day to provide front line essential services.