Speaking from the launch, Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn encouraged people to wear an Easter Lily and to take part in one of the many marches, commemorations and wreath laying ceremonies being organised across the county.
“This year marks the 96th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. It is an important time for Irish republicans. It is a time for remembering our friends and colleagues who have given their lives in pursuit of our republican ideals and goals. It is a time for reflecting on these ideals,” said the TD.
“We recall the words of the 1916 Proclamation – an historic document – one of the most progressive documents ever written. The Proclamation spells out the demand for social and economic justice and democracy, of cherishing all the children of the nation equally, irrespective of colour, religion, gender, ability or race, equally.
“Easter is also a time of renewal – a time when we as Irish republicans rededicate ourselves to the legitimate and achievable goals of independence and unity for the people of this island.
“I am calling on people to wear an Easter Lily and to make this year’s Easter Commemorations and events bigger and better than ever before.”