Friday, April 22, 2011

O'Brien to Speak at Easter Commemoration

O’Brien to Speak at Easter Commemoration

Newly-elected Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien will be the main speaker at the annual Easter Commemoration this Sunday.

The commemoration marks the 95th anniversary of the rising and will depart from the National Monument at 2.30pm on Easter Sunday and march to the Republican Plot in St Finbarr’s cemetery.

It will be led by the MacSwiney/MacCurtain Republican Flute Band.

Sinn Féin Cllr Mick Nugent encouraged people to join the event, saying:

“The Easter Commemoration is open to everyone who wants to remember and honour those who died for our freedom.”

“With the state’s sovereignty being sold to the EU/IMF, and the finest details of our budgetary and economic policies being dictated from Brussels, the vision and ideals of the men and women of 1916 have never been more relevant.”

“An Ireland based on the principles of the 1916 Proclamation – which proclaims “the right of the Irish people to the ownership of Ireland” and pledges to “cherish all the children of the nation equally” – would never have placed the interests of a tiny group of bankers and developers above those of the mass of the population.”

“The memory of that period can still inspire us today in the effort to build a new and genuine republic.”

For further information or comment contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793

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