Press Notice: Sinn Féin to Launch Easter Lily Campaign at City Hall
Jonathan O’Brien TD and Sinn Féin members of Cork City Council will launch a campaign this Monday urging people to wear an Easter lily and remember those who gave their lives for Irish freedom. The launch will take place at Cork City Hall at 4.30pm and will include a photocall with the six public representatives.
Speaking in advance of the event, Deputy O’Brien said:
“The Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the Irish nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed their lives in 1916. It symbolises unity, equality and a better future for all the people of Ireland.”
“The ideals of the 1916 rising have never been as relevant as they are today. With our government in leading strings to the IMF/EU, and a referendum due on the European Austerity Treaty which would permanently give up our economic sovereignty, the importance of the freedom which the men and women of 1916 fought for is clearer than ever.”
“The leaders of the 1916 rising died for a united, free Ireland where all of the children are cherished equally. I am encouraging people across Cork to wear an Easter lily this week and remember our patriot dead with pride.”
“I would also encourage people to attend this year’s Easter Commemoration, at which the main speaker will be Gerry Adams TD. The commemoration will assemble at the National Monument at 2.30pm on Easter Sunday before marching to the Republican Plot in St Finbarr’s cemetery.”
For further information or comment contact Deputy Jonathan O’Brien @ 085-2133907