The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, a document issued by the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army was printed in Liberty Hall in the early hours of Easter Sunday. Christopher J Brady was assisted by Michael J Molloy and William O’Brien. Brady describes his reaction to being chosen for this task and the challenges they faced in producing the document.
As the son of a Dublin printer I consider it a great honour to do that work.
Thomas MacDonagh, one of the signatories of the Proclamation read the document aloud to them and gave them the chance to read it. 2,500 copies of the Proclamation were printed.
Christopher Brady worked as a printer in Liberty Hall and was responsible for printing The Workers’ Republic and other material for the ITGWU.
Christopher J Brady was interviewed for the RTÉ Television project 'Portraits 1916' on 6 November 1965.