5 June 2012: ‘James Connolly: Life & legacy’, National Library

In March 2013 O’Brien Press launched a landmark new series of biographies that will chronicle the lives and careers of the 16 men executed after the Easter Rising of 1916.   The first volume, by series co-editor Lorcan Collins, the founder of Dublin’s 16 Rebellion Walking Tour, examines the life of James Connolly. To mark…

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25 April 2012: ANZAC Day

Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice Equality and Defence attended the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Dawn Remembrance Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. The service commemorated Australian and New Zealand personnel who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.   The service was organised by the Australian…

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20 April 2012: Launch of Roger Casement exhibition, National Museum

On 20 April 2012 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, launched an exhibition of artifacts relating to the life of Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916) – in particular his sword and his hat – which were seized by the London Metropolitan Police after his arrest in 1916. These had remained in the possession…

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12 April 2012: 'Titanic' commemoration, Cobh

  On 12 April 2012 over 5,000 people attended a commemoration service in Cobh, held for all those who died on the Titanic. The luxury liner left Cork Harbour on 12 April 1912.           President Michael D. Higgins led the commemoration, telling those in attendance that it was right that time be taken…

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11 April 2012: John Redmond memorial address, Waterford

11 April 2012 was the centenary of the introduction of Third Home Rule Bill for Ireland in the Westminster parliament.   To mark the anniversary of this historic event, Waterford City Council hosted a commemorative evening in the Large Room, City Hall on Wednesday 11 April 2012. Arranged in the context of the National Commemorative…

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8 April 2012: 96th anniversary commemoration of Easter Rising

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, attended the ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of the Easter Rising at the GPO on Easter Sunday April 8th, 2012.   President Michael D. Higgins led the ceremony in which Defence Forces personnel, including a brass band and representatives of the Army, Air Corps and Naval Services also took…

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29 March 2012: ’16 Lives’ series launch

  On Thursday 29 March 2012 the GPO on O’Connell St, Dublin, was the venue for the launch of a new series of biographies to be published by O’Brien Press. ’16 Lives’ will be the first complete series of biographies of the sixteen men executed after the Easter Rising of 1916. This series aims to…

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29 March 2012: Carson Lecture at Iveagh House, Dublin

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D., hosted a commemorative lecture by First Minister Mr. Peter Robinson MLA, on Thursday 29 March at Iveagh House.   The lecture, entitled ‘Reflections on Irish Unionism’, was delivered to an invited audience representing a broad range of political views and key individuals…

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