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Party members gather for Connolly Commemoration

Posted on May 17, 2010

Connolly Commemoration - The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD speaking at the Connolly Commemoration held in Arbour Hill.
The Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD speaking at the Connolly Commemoration held in Arbour Hill.

Yesterday members of the Labour Party gathered for the annual James Connolly Commemoration at Arbour Hill in Dublin, where Connolly was buried after being executed in Kilmainham Jail on May 12th 1916.

Among the guests at the event were relatives of James Connolly, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Emer Costello, the General President of SIPTU, Jack O'Connor as well as members and friends of the Labour Party.

Addressing the assembled crowd, Eamon Gilmore said: "We are gathered in this place, to commemorate a great socialist and a great Irishman, James Connolly. Founder of the Labour Party. Pillar of the trade union movement. An organiser, a thinker, a voice for the voiceless.

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