52. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1949 declaration of a Republic in 2019; and if plans will include all political parties. (Question 17971/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): On 18th April 1949, The Republic of Ireland Act 1948, came into operation and the State became a republic. 
The 75th anniversary of that significant event arises on 18th April 2024. I will consider how this anniversary might be appropriately remembered in consultation with my Government colleagues. 
I am also happy to discuss the issue with the All Party Consultation Group on Commemorations, which I am in the process of ...

310. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if there is funding available for events commemorating the Battle of Clontarf and associated battles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44119/13 asked on 22 Oct 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 100 and 310 together.
A series of events is set to take place during 2014 to commemorate the millennium anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Ború. Already the impending occasion has engendered a considerable degree of enthusiasm among historical groups, community agencies and business interests with connections to the marking of this important point in Irish history. 
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39. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his plans to commemorate the contribution of women to the 1916 Easter Rising; his further plans to commemorate in particular the contribution of Cumann na mBan in the fight for Irish independence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38485/13 asked on 18 Sep 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 19, 39, 42, 60 and 55 together.
I am committed to working with all interested partners to ensure that the centenary commemorative programme is comprehensive, authentic and inclusive. The Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic will be at the centre of the programme and will be marked in 2016. In keeping with the development of an authentic programme, I anticipate that all...

52. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will outline his activities and engagements carried out at the Great Irish Famine international commemoration in Australia; if he will state and itemise the expenditure on this trip; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38476/13 asked on 18 Sep 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 52 and 742 together.
As the Deputy will be aware, the focal point for my recent visit to Sydney, Australia, was attendance at a series of events to mark the fifth International Irish Famine Commemoration. As Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, I represented the Irish Government at the 2013 International Famine Commemoration ceremony at Hyde Park, Sydney, on Sunday 25th Aug...

38. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the meetings he has held with the British Ambassador and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to the decade of commemorations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53019/12 asked on 28 Nov 2012 - Commemorative Events)

Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Dinny McGinley) (Deputy Dinny McGinley): I propose to take Questions Nos. 20 and 38 together.
Since the commencement of the commemorative programme for the Decade of Centenaries 1912-1922, Minister Deenihan has sought to co-ordinate and support a calendar of events marking the centenary anniversaries this year and also to consider the arrangements for the coming years.
An important event of the commemorative programm...