Tuesday 17th May
11.30am: Wreath-laying ceremony by relatives’ campaign Justice for the Forgotten at the Talbot Street memorial, opposite Connolly Rail Station.
Everyone is welcome but the families have asked for no posters or banners.
To coincide with the British queen’s visit to the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square, Sinn Féin will simultaneously release 1,000 black balloons.
8pm Sinn Féin vigil at Dáil to support the Sinn Féin TDs.
Event in Monaghan to remember Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
Wednesday 18th May
Sinn Féin candlelight vigil at 8pm at the Famine Monument opposite the IFSC at the Liffey Wall.
Debate on Sinn Féin Dáil motion on Dublin/Monaghan bombings will conclude.
Dublin Remembers the ’81 Hunger Strike – Evening of reminiscences by Dublin republicans active during the Hunger Strike period: songs, poetry and readings from The Diary of Bobby Sands. Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, at 9pm. Táille €5.
Friday 20th May
Celebration of Republicanism on Sullivan’s Quay, 11am to 3pm.
From An Phoblacht / Republican News
- Sinn Féin – Black balloons released to coincide with English Queen’s visit to Garden of Remembrance
- AP/RN – Gerry Adams hits back at Taoiseach’s jibes over not attending queen’s events:
The Taoiseach has mentioned twice my non-attendance at events involving the Queen of England.
While I respect his right to attend, and the President’s right to invite the Queen of England, let me make it clear that I also have the right not to attend.
While I represent a constituency from this state, I am from the North. Mayo is no longer under the control of the English crown. Where I come from, is – even in a conditional way under the dispensation that we have carved out.
The Taoiseach needs to remember that there are people in the North who are watching every single comma, every single dot, in the parlance.