Below is the text of a letter recently sent to the newspapers by Daltún Ó Ceallaigh.

I was amazed by the List of State Ceremonial Events for the Easter Rising published by the Department of the Taoiseach and which has just come to my attention.

It states, among other things, that, on 16th May 2016, in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, there is to be an "Event to mark the deaths of British soldiers who died during the Rising". One wonders what the event will involve, e.g. will the Irish Army conduct it.

As a Polish friend observed to me, this is like a commemoration of the Warsaw uprising during the Second World War including the marking of the deaths of German soldiers who helped to suppress it.

Significantly, the public will not be allowed to attend this event and the timing of it is yet to be announced.

It is both disgraceful and shameful that the military representatives of imperialism and enemies of Irish freedom in 1916 should be recognized in this way.