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1916 Rising plans

The 1916 Relatives Association has welcomed the announcements that the Government has appointed John Concannon to head up the National Commemorative events in 2016. A spokesman for the group, which has a membership of over 800, said, “Today’s news is a new dawn and the group greatly welcomes the involvement of An Taoiseach, his secretary general, Martin Frasier and the appointment of John Corcoran. “Our group has spent the past number of months lobbying all key ministers to take the commemorations seriously. Sadly, one piece of the jigsaw is missing, the ongoing issue of the retention of properties on Moore Street. The group believe that the restoration of Moore Street is a central aspect to the commemorations.” The spokessman continued, “In the past, the group has been subjected to and deeply troubled by the various levels of incompetence by officials in the government department. The group has also been subjected to a long line of misinformation and false promises. The …

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Families strengthen links to 1916 Rising

Members of the public with family links to the 1916 Rising are invited to join and attend the 1916 Relatives Association special general meeting in Dublin on Sunday next. The 1916 Relatives Association was set up so that those who had family members who participated in the Rising would be informed about events planned for 2016 and, as much as is appropriate, be part of the preparations for and commemorations of the centenary. “We are an unfunded voluntary group with no affiliations to any political party,” said secretary, Una McNulty. The special meeting, which will take place on Sunday, at the Alexander Hotel on Fenian Street, Dublin 2, will commence with registration at 2pm and will continue until 5pm. Amongst the topics for discussion are 1916 Commemoration Plans, an update on the properties on Moore Street, the Irish Government’s update, Kilmainham Gaol 1916 antiques roadshow, the hosting of commemorative 2016 concerts and plays at Kilmainham Gaol. To contact the 1916 Relatives Association, email: …

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