AS WE approach the 73rd anniversary of the Liberation of Rome and the return to freedom by Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s Rome Escape Line of almost 4000 rescued Allied POWs and others, further nominations for the 2017 Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award are invited. Be quick, the closing date is today, Friday, June 16. Written nominations of no more than 500 words should be sent to

The McCrohan Brothers performing on Main Street at the Rome Liberation Commemorative Concert in Killarney 2013, accompanied by the Irish Army No 1 Band.