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1916 Centenary Events


Tonight’s programme included an interview with Chief Superintendent Patrick Leahy and the Director of the 1916 centenary programme Mr. John Concannon. An Garda Síochána together with their key partners, including Government Departments, Dublin City Council, Public Transport Providers and RTE commenced planning for these events over a year ago. There are over 315 events between January and June of this year taking place. There are 163 events between 13th and 30th of March.

The focus of this information piece is to highlight three main events, commencing with St. Patricks Festival Parade on Thursday 17th March and Easter Sunday, the 27th March (the Centenary Parade and events) and Easter Monday, the 28th March, the Road to the Rising Events.

Chief Superintendent Leahy and Mr .John Concannon offered members of the public advice in terms of their own personal security and safety and also offered awareness in relation to public road closures and public transport arrangements.