'The State Commemoration of the 1916 Rising', RTE TV

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RTÉ will be providing extensive coverage of the official State Commemorations of the 1916 Rising, offering audiences, both at home and abroad, a range of special programmes and detailed news coverage of the ceremonies marking the centenary. On Easter Sunday, 27th March, RTÉ will have live coverage of the main State commemoration ceremony and parade at the GPO in Dublin to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, with coverage of additional ceremonies at Kilmainham and Glasnevin Cemetery. The five hour broadcast will be presented by Bryan Dobson, Eileen Dunne and Aine Lawlor, with commentary by Cathal Mac Coille, John Bowman and Mary Kennedy. RTÉ will have extensive live outside broadcast coverage across Dublin city centre, from the start of the parade at St Stephen’s Green through to the main ceremony and parade passing at the GPO, with additional live TV units at Kilmainham Gaol and at Áras an Uachtarain. This will be the biggest broadcast deployment for a State event since the visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Obama in 2011. As Ireland’s public service media organisation RTÉ will be the host broadcaster for these events, maximising public access to the State Commemorations, and providing complimentary live feeds to both International and domestic Irish media outlets.
Period27 Mar 2016

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