National and Local

The Local Government Archivists and Records Managers in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have produced this booklet outlining the events of the local elections in 1920.

These were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation (PR) and the elections were undertaken while Ireland was still gripped by the War of Independence.

22 May 2012: Glasnevin lecture on foundation of the Labour Party

 

Former Tanaiste Dick Spring gave a lecture at the Glasnevin Museum in Dublin to mark the centenary of James Connolly’s motion, passed by the Irish Trades Union Congress in April 1912, to establish an Irish Labour Party. The motion which led to the foundation of the Labour Party was put forward by Connolly at the ITUC annual…

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16 May 2012: Annual 1916 commemoration ceremony, Arbour Hill

 

  President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter, TD, all attended the annual 1916 commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916 at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, Dublin, on Wednesday 16 May 2012. Solemn requiem mass was offered in…

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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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28 April 2012: 'Understanding 1916 – Approaching 2016', National Museum

 

  The National Museum of Ireland held a day of talks and discussion on Saturday 28 April at Collins Barracks to mark the 96th anniversary of the Easter Rising, 1916.     The day provided opportunities to discuss ways of commemorating the 1916 Rising in light of the approaching centenary. After an opening lecture by…

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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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19 April 2012: Presbyterian Conference: ‘Citizenship, Covenant and Christ’, Belfast

 

On 19 April 2012 Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, spoke at a conference of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to mark the centenary year of the signing of the Ulster Covenant.   Minister Deenihan participated in this conference in the context of the National Commemorative Programme for the Decade of Centenaries…

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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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