36. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the public consultation into the way in which the significant events of the 1918 to 1923 period will be appropriately remembered will report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20142/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The Decade of Centenaries public consultation process was launched by my predecessor, Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. in October of last year. The original closing date for receipt of submissions was 31st January 2018 and this was subsequently extended to 28th February.
The objective of this process was to give interested parties the opportunity to submit their views and ideas around how the events between 1918 and 1923 m...

71. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding that will be provided by the State to commemorate events following the public consultation into the way in which the significant events of the 1918 to 1923 period will be appropriately remembered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20143/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The Government’s approach to the remembrance of the significant historical events and themes of the period from 1918 to 1923 will continue to be informed by the guidance of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations. The Advisory Group has examined the submissions received under the public consultation process and is now considering the advice that it will provide to Government. 
In 2018 my Department is providing €850...

41. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the public consultation will report into the way in which the significant events of the 1918 to 1923 period will be appropriately remembered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10157/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The State’s commemorative programme for the second half of the Decade of Centenaries will remember the significant historical events between 1918 and 1923 and important themes of the period.  The Government will continue to be supported in its approach by the guidance of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.  
My predecessor, Minister Heather Humphreys T.D., launched the Decade of Centenaries public consultation pr...

79. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a stream of funding is being made available to enable centenary events at a local level around the country in view of the fact that in the lifetime of budget 2018 the centenaries of the first events in the War of Independence will occur; her plans to consider such a scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47891/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am committed to ensuring that the State’s approach to remembering the significant historical events that took place on the road to the foundation of the State and all of those who lost their lives during this period, will be respectful, sensitive, inclusive and authentic. One of the most significant learnings from last year’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme was the capacity of local communities to mobilise and achiev...