SIPTU events to mark 1916 centenary

The programme remembers the ICA members who died in the Rising

SIPTU events to mark 1916 centenary

Liberty Hall in Dublin, SIPTU headquarters

SIPTU will host a programme of cultural events to commemorate the 1916 Rising and the role that its headquarters Liberty Hall played in it.

The events will include a gala concert there tonight featuring Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey and talks on Easter Monday.

On Tuesday, President Higgins will lay a wreath at the James Connolly statue on Beresford Place in a state commemoration of those who lost their lives in the Irish Citizen Army and afterwards will unveil a plaque at the Hall.

Frank Connolly, Head of Communications with SIPTU, explains the role of the site in the rising: