Liam Neeson and the Irish government launch 1916 commemorations at Pier A in January.

Liam Neeson and the Irish government launch 1916 commemorations at Pier A in January. 

The US commemoration of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was launched yesterday in New York by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, Ambassador Anne Anderson, and leading figures from the Irish and American communities including writer Colum McCann, Senator Chuck Schumer, singer Maxine Linehan, Irish tenor Antony Kearns, and actor Liam Neeson.