Tomorrow, Saturday 10 January, at 11am NUJ members will gather in Dublin in remembrance and solidarity with our French colleagues and the people of France following the appalling murders in Paris on Wednesday.
The gathering takes at 11am at Dubh Linn garden, Dublin Castle. The gardens are located in the grounds of Dublin Castle and beside the Chester Beatty Library. Please use the Dame Street entrance, opposite the Olympia Theatre.
We will be joined by His Excellency Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador to Ireland, who will deliver a brief address along with the Cathaoirleach of the Irish Executive Council of the NUJ, Mr Gerry Curran. Proceedings will be introduced by the Irish Secretary, beginning with a roll call of the victims and a minute’s silence.
Proceedings will close with a lament played by the renowned Irish piper Néilidh Mulligan.
We are asking members to assemble from 10.30am.
It is important that we stand with our French colleagues at this time and that the NUJ is well represented at this public event. Please make every effort to attend and encourage your colleagues to join us tomorrow morning.