About 600 people gathered at Grand Canal Square and marched to Government buildings. The march was one of a number held around the world. Organisers said the marches champion “robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity”.
Among those at the Dublin march, which was avowedly non-partisan or party political, were Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and former President Mary Robinson.
This weekend sees the annual commemoration events associated with the anniversary of the 1916 rising. But what is it like when your own family memories and stories are melded with history, with the memories and stories of the nation itself?
For no one is this more true than for the relatives of those who took part in the rising, and particularly for those who are related to the seven leaders, the signatories of the Proclamation itself.
Last year, the 100th anniversary of the Rising, I spoke to one such person, Honor O’Brolcháin (You can listen to the interview in the embedded audio clip).
I just learned that Larry died yesterday. Very sad to see him go. Wonderful man. In small tribute to a real old school Dublin gent, here is the documentary from which the below clip was taken, in its entirety. Thanks a million, Larry.
Larry Lynch has been hiring out sound equipment to bands from his Soundhire shop in Ranelagh since 1971. In the 1970s he supplied the likes of Thin Lizzy, Horslips and later The Boomtown Rats.