Press Release

Official naming of Rosie Hackett Bridge

Date Released: 19 May 2014

A ceremony marking the official naming of the Rosie Hackett Bridge, which spans the Liffey between Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street, took place on Tuesday, 20th May.

Those addressing the event included Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn, SIPTU General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, Dublin City Council’s Director of Traffic, Michael Phillips and Rosie Hackett’s nephew, John Grey.

The ceremonies will began at 3.00 p.m. with the official naming of the bridge. This was followed by a Celebratory walk and cycle across the bridge at 3.20 p.m. A vintage tram, of the type Rosie would have travelled on in her youth, was on display at the event and the Communications Workers Union Concert Band provided entertainment

Rosie was a long term ITGWU member who served in the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Rising and went on to work for many years in the union shop. Dublin City Councilors chose her name for the new bridge following public submissions and a series of votes.


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