Ceremony marks official naming of Bloody Sunday Bridge

Michael Bolton

Bloody Sunday Bridge has been officially named following a ceremony under the shadow of Croke Park on Monday.

Fourteen people were killed on Bloody Sunday, which took place on November 21st, 1920, when British forces entered the stadium during a Gaelic football game between Dublin and Tipperary.

Discussions over renaming the bridge linking Jones' Road to Russell Street, crossing over the Royal Canal, had been floated over the last number of years, but approval was finally granted in June.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithí de Róiste said: "In naming this bridge, we are honouring those innocent victims, all of whom deserve to be remembered."