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Ireland and the US commemorating 2016 together

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD is in New York to formally launch the ambitious 1916 Rising Commemoration Programme of events that will take place across the United States this year.

Speaking ahead of the launch, the Minister said:

"The special relationship between Ireland and the United States is long and enduring. America is the only foreign country specifically referenced in the 1916 Proclamation and, as such, merits special attention in this important centenary year. An exciting programme of political, economic and cultural events will take place right across the United States throughout 2016 and I hope that Ireland's diaspora and friends in the United States will accept this invitation to take part in this year's programme of commemorative events."

Ireland and the US commemorating 2016 together