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# commemoration

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2022
# commemoration
March planned to remember Savita on the 10-year anniversary of her death
Savita Halappanavar died in October 2012, and her tragic death led to a raft of investigations and an outcry across Ireland.
Voices
Mary Lou McDonald: Michael Collins is a divisive figure, but history is complex
As the anniversary of Collins’ death approaches this weekend, the Sinn Féin leader examines his legacy.
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
Several events are taking place in Derry to commemorate victims on the 50th anniversary of the massacre.
Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"
Bloody Sunday 50: The long and continuing fight for justice
Bloody Sunday took music out of our house, brother of victim says
All time
# commemoration
Barca and Boca Juniors to play Maradona Cup in Saudi Arabia
The clubs’ legendary player will be commemorated with a special game in December.
# commemoration
Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.
# commemoration
Widow of Detective Jerry McCabe calls on gardaí to apprehend 'fugitive' IRA members on 25th anniversary of husband's death
Ann McCabe said “evil men” took her husband’s life when he was killed on this day in 1996.
# Bloody Sunday
Decision on Tipperary's jersey for All-Ireland semi-finals to be made this week
The Premier will retain the white and green strip for the 2021 season.
# living with covid plan
'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19
In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.
# September 11
US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will pay their respects at the same memorial today.
# 100 years
Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today
A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.
# commemoration
Irish men and women who died in wars or during UN service remembered
President Michael D Higgins led the commemoration event at Collins Barracks in Dublin.
# grant scheme
New grant scheme set up to help survivor-led mother and baby home groups pay for commemorations
Advocacy groups can apply for up to €2,500 in funding per event.
# Dublin Castle
An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries
The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why #blackandtans was trending in 2020 - and what's next for State commemorations?
We’re joined by two experts to discuss what went wrong and what we can learn from it.
# commemoration
Explainer: Who were the RIC?
The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.
Voices
Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.
# Libraries
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps
The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.
# Defence Forces
Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions
President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.
# Doonbeg
A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit
Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.
# dail 100
President Higgins warns of the return of 'an ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism'
Michael D Higgins was commemorating the centenary of the establishment of Dáil Éireann.
# mint condition
New €2 coin launched to commemorate the First Dáil in 1919
A million new coins will go into circulation this year.
Voices
'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'
Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.
Voices
As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy
It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.
# Australia
Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne
Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.
# appeal
Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event
Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.
# commemoration
Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup
The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.
# Glasnevin
'People really loved her': 90th anniversary of Countess Markievicz's funeral to be commemorated
The event will mark her impact on Irish history.
# mark of respect
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.
# commemoration
It's almost 150 years since the Battle of Tallaght was described as 'just a skirmish in the village'
A lecture and exhibitions are underway to mark the anniversary.
# commemoration
President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial
Minister Flanagan said we must be vigilant in standing against fundamentalist ideologies.
# Eileen Gray
First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank
The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.
# an tSeachtar Laoch
Rising again: New name for Ballymun Plaza commemorates 1916 leaders
The now-demolished block of flats in Ballymun bore the name of the revolutionary leaders.
# Historical Significance
The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter
Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.
# commemoration
Sting reopens Bataclan on eve of Paris attacks anniversary as Eagles of Death Metal refused entry
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives.
# Patriot
"He gave up a lot for us" - 100 years after his execution Ireland pays tribute to Roger Casement
A commemoration was held for Casement this morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
# ah bless
Watch: RTÉ just tortured an incredibly cute child into giving them his take on 1916
The poor fella is FROZEN.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be attending an event over the 1916 centenary weekend?
The next three days will see celebrations in Dublin and across the country in commemoration of the centenary of the Easter Rising.
# commemoration
Dublin City Council is standing by its controversial 1916 banner
The banner generated a lot of criticism when it was unveiled at the beginning of the week.
# 1916
Irish wolfhounds, armed Volunteers and inter-county GAA stars gather in Croke Park
It’s all part of the GAA’s 1916 Commemorative Event which takes place on 24 April.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?
The events kick off today with a flag-raising in Dublin Castle.