Easter Sunday, 4 April 2010

MEDIA INVITE

A ceremony to mark the 94th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising will take place outside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Easter Sunday 4th April 2010 commencing at 12 noon.
The Ceremony will be led by the President Mary McAleese, An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, T.D. and the Minister for Defence Tony Killeen, T.D.

You are invited to send a representative.

Members of the Media wishing to attend are requested to report to the designated media area outside the GPO at 11.30am.

Defence Forces personnel, including a brass band, a pipe band and representatives of the Army, the Air Corps, the Naval Service and the Defence Reserve will take part in the Ceremony, which will conclude with an Air Corps fly past.

At noon the National Flag will be lowered and the 1916 Proclamation will be read by an Officer from the Defence Forces.

The President will then lay a wreath to commemorate those who died in 1916. A minute silence will be observed.

Following the ceremony Minister Killeen T.D. will host a reception for invited guests, including relatives of the 1916 leaders.

Members of the public are invited to attend and should be in position in the public viewing area outside the GPO by 11.15 a.m. Large video screens will be erected on either side of the GPO to relay the ceremony to the public.