New president of MANDATE to deliver oration at 1916 commemoration in Sligo Cemetery

The newly elected President of the MANDATE Trade Union, Denise Curran, will deliver the oration at this year’s annual 1916 commemoration ceremony at the Republican Plot in Sligo cemetery tomorrow, Easter Sunday, at 12 noon.

Sligo Independent Socialist Councillor Declan Bree will preside at the event, which is being held under the auspices of Independents4Change and People First.

Curran, who was elected President of MANDATE at its annual conference last week is a native of Sligo and has been an activist for over three decades.

She has served at all levels in the union and has been a member of its national executive committee for over 20 years.

She is a member of the Sligo-Leitrim Council of Trade Unions and has been active in numerous national campaigns including the Repeal the 8th campaign, and the Congress of Trade Unions Raise the Roof housing initiative.

Most recently she was a keynote speaker at the ‘Women Leading a New Ireland’ national conference.

Those attending the commemoration ceremony are asked to assemble at Cairns Drive at 11.50. a.m. on Easter Sunday morning.