ANZAC Day in Sydney
News25 April 2018
The Consulate was honoured to support members of the United Irish Ex-Services Association at the Anzac Day Parade in Sydney. The UIESA comprises of retired members of the Irish Defence Forces, including several who served in peacekeeping missions abroad and they march each year in the parade with the UN flag.
The Consulate was also delighted to be able to support the UIESA, through the Department’s Emigrant Support Programme, with funding towards the costs of blazers for their members which they were on parade.
Early that day, the Consul General, together with a number of other Consul Generals and State and Federal politicians, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in central Sydney to honour those who served in the Anzac forces, including the many Irish soldiers. Later, the Consul General attended a ceremony at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park.
More information on the UIESA is available at: https://uiesaa.wordpress.com/