237. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to mark the 100 year anniversary of female suffrage here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10268/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I marked the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918 on the afternoon of 6 February 2018 by launching the State programme to commemorate the introduction of voting rights for women and their right to stand in parliamentary elections.  The launch at Marlay House in Marlay Park was well attended and the programme well received.  
Later that evening I led statements in this House marking this im...

280. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the flagship projects within the higher education sector regarding the decade of centenaries will be announced. (Question 30843/14 asked on 15 Jul 2014 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): My Department is coordinating the contribution of the education sector to the ‘decade of centenaries’, which covers the period 2012-2022. This involves the development and implementation of a programme of events that encompasses all areas of the education sector.
A number of measures have already been implemented as part of my Department’s ‘decade of centenaries’ programme. These include the all-island schools’ history competition which ...