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Former President Mary Robinson to speak at SIPTU benefit for Somalia

Former President of Ireland and UN Human Rights Commissioner, Mary Robinson, is to speak at a benefit concert organised by SIPTU for famine victims in Somalia.The Forgotten Famine concert, due to take place in the Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin on Thursday 13th October will also feature Frances O’Keeffe who worked for many years with Concern in Somalia and visited the famine stricken country with Mary Robinson earlier this year.

Musicians, Donal Lunny and Paddy Glackin, and PD and the Undertakers, fronted by Phelim Drew, poet Paula Meehan, singer Eoin Glackin and traditional group, Le Chéile will also perform at the concert. A special guest, to be announced shortly, will also appear on the night.

Proceeds will go to Concern in Somalia. Tickets at €25 are on sale from or Tel: 0818 205 205

For further information or concessions contact;
SIPTU Communications; 01 8586372 or e mail;

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