The Organisers of the Dublin St Patrick's Day parade refused to allow a Trade Union Float participate in the parade that wanted to commemorate the 1913 lockout.
The reason they gave was the float wasn't in theme with The Gathering which they stated was the main theme of the parade. A quick look at their terms and conditions for participants (link below) does not state anything at all about The Gathering.
Below is also a link to the members of the festival team, I wonder which of them is prepared to except responsibility for this cultural censorship?
Float Banned | Broadsheet.ie
St. Patrick (Festival Team and Board Members)
Terms & Conditions | St. Patrick
Acting Chief Executive: Edelle Moss
Administration Manager: Maeve Withington
Creative Director: Susanna Lagan
Marketing Manager: Niamh Donnellan
Head of Production: Tony Killeen
Financial Controller: Mary Leane
Marketing & Design Executive: Clare Flynn
Corporate Engagement & Development Executive: Emily Barton
Accounts Administrator: Ted Kavanagh
Hospitality/Groups Executive: Natasha Purtill
People’s Parade Coordinator: Natalie Hans
People’s Parade Production Co-Ordinator: Elaine O’Connor
Parade Director David ‘Spud’ Murphy
Production Co-Ordinator: Tom Rohan
Programming Project Manager: Laura Larkin
Outreach Programme Manager: Karen Walshe
Reception: Jilly Mc Donough
Hospitality Assistant: Ashling Plunkett
Programming Assistant: Afah McGovern
Outreach Programming Assistant (Studio): Ruth Murray
PR Assistant: Sarah Whiteacre
Production Assistant: John May
Sponsorship Assistant: Ruth Phelan
St. Patrick’s Festival Board Members
David Harvey (Chair), Conor Kennedy , Grainne Byrne, Tony O’Dálaigh, Dermot Horan, Vincent Norton, Simon Gregory, Paul Wyse, Keith McCormack.