After all the hopping and trotting, posturing and arguing, thrusts and parries, it’s done. Minister Heather Humphreys has announced an extensive country-wide programme of events to start on Easter Sunday, March 27th 2016. The programme will be widely publicised.
In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, and to bring an all-island context to the festivities, the Northern Ireland Parades Commission will give a countermanding order on Easter Saturday, in effect banning all parades and other commemorative get-togethers and assemblies.
On Easter Monday, the public are invited to to check out who turns up anyway.