Sinn Féin welcomes launch of centenary programme by 1916 Relatives Association
Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan attending today's launch at the iconic Wynn's Hotel said, "I want to congratulate and pay tribute to the 1916 Relatives Association who have produced what is a comprehensive programme of political, social and cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
"The proposed programme set out by the Relatives Association today will no doubt capture the public imagination and interest in a way that the Government failed to do so last Wednesday at the GPO.
"The Government must now directly engage with the Relatives Association and the public at large to ensure that 2016 is marked in a significant and fitting way which does service to what was a key historical period in our nations history.
"I am therefore urging all citizens and community, voluntary and other organised groups from throughout the island of Ireland and the diaspora to make submissions and tell the Irish Government how the Irish people want to both celebrate and commemorate this historic centenary in 2016."