Dublin – Bay of Pigs Symposium in Liberty Hall Dublin

09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:30 Documentary film: “66 Hours” – The True Story of Bay of Pigs.

Directed by Otto M. Guzmán, MUNDO LATINO

10:30 – 10:45 Introduction by Jack McGinley, Chair of the SIPTU Solidarity  with Cuba Forum.
10:45 – 11:45 Historical significance of the Bay of Pigs Victory.

Speakers: Víctor Dreke, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs veteran and Irish speaker.

Moderator: Gerry Grainger, Workers Party


11:45 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 Validity of the Cuban Revolution 50 years after declaring its socialist character.

Speaker: Reinaldo Taladrid, journalist and political analyst

Moderator: Eugene Mc Cartan, Communist Party of Ireland


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Solidarity with Cuba Presentations and adoption of Plan of Action

The US blockade.

Speakers: Simon McGuinness and Dr. David Hickey, Cuba Support Group and María Aleida del Riego, Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples.

EU Common Position on Cuba.

Speakers: Barbara de Brun MEP and Teresita Trujillo, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland.

The Miami Five.

Speakers: Reinaldo Taladrid, Finian McGrath TD and Jimmy Kelly, UNITE.


Closing remarks. Adoption of the Final Declaration.

Speaker; Jack O’Connor ICTU.

17:00 Laying of wreath at the memorial to Commandant James Connolly by Cuban veteran


Advanced registration recommended via email to [email protected]