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Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, Eamon Gilmore, at Yad Vashem Sunday

26 January 2012

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D., will visit Yad Vashem on Sunday, January 29, 2012. While at Yad Vashem, Mr Gilmore will tour the Holocaust History Museum, participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and visit the Children's Memorial. Ireland’s Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration will take place that same day, and will be addressed by H.E. President of Ireland, Micheal D. Higgins. On 1 December 2011 Ireland was accepted as a member of the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF).

Media arrangements for the visit:

Arrival and tour of the Holocaust History Museum - Closed to cameras

Hall of Names, Holocaust History Museum - PHOTO - OP: OPEN

Memorial Ceremony, Hall of Remembrance: OPEN

Children’s Memorial: Closed to Cameras

Signing of the Guest Book: OPEN

Media who are interested in covering the visit must arrive at the Hall of Names by 12 noon. RSVP: 02 644 3412/estee.yaari@yadvashem.org.il