Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of An Taoiseach

Commemorative Events

8:00 pm

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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Question 62: To ask the Taoiseach the position regarding plans to set up a 1916 centenary committee; and if local groups and organisations can register an interest in holding an official centenary celebration. [17022/11]

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 65: To ask the Taoiseach the steps he has taken to broaden the 1916 Centenary Committee beyond current and former members of the Dáil and Seanad and to ensure that it is all Ireland in nature; if the committee has met and when will it next meet. [17504/11]

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 62 and 65 together.

The arrangements for the preparation of the centenary commemorative framework will be announced shortly.

These arrangements will provide an opportunity for the views and suggestions of all interested persons and bodies in Ireland and abroad to be considered.

It is expected that there will be many Independence related commemorative initiatives organised on a sectoral, local and regional basis in the coming years, which could be included in the national programme where appropriate.

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