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14 April 2010 


The Northern Ireland Assembly will hold a Memorial Service for the President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczyński on Saturday 17 April 2010 at 3pm.

The Service, which will be held in Parliament Buildings, will be open to the public and emphasises the close relationship between the people of Northern Ireland and the people of Poland.

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA said: “Over the last decade, many Polish people have made their home in Northern Ireland and have contributed greatly to our society and economy. As a mark of respect to our Polish neighbours and friends as well as to show our profound sympathy to the Government of Poland, we felt that it was only fitting to hold such a Memorial Service.

“This Service will allow local people and politicians a way of demonstrating their respect and understanding for Poland and its people.

“We welcome all those who wish to attend this Service in Parliament Buildings.”

Members of the public wishing to attend the Service are encouraged to contact the Assembly by email or telephone 028 9052 0321 or 028 9052 1785 if they are going to attend the Service.


Notes to Editors:

  1. The Memorial Service will be in Parliament Buildings, starting at 3pm.
  2. Assembly Broadcasting will provide media feeds to broadcasters requesting this service.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Savage
Communications Office
Northern Ireland Assembly
Tel. 028 9052 1405/9052 1137 Mobile: 07920 864221