299. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the location of the international dimension of the national famine commemoration in 2017; the proposed location for the international dimension of the same commemoration in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50263/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The International Famine Commemoration 2017 took place in Ireland Park, Toronto on Tuesday 24th October last. As I was unable to travel Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan T.D., represented the Government on my behalf.

Details of the 2018 International Famine Commemoration are currently being considered and will be announced in due course.