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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 7 Feb 1979

Vol. 311 No. 4

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Michael Davitt Commemoration Stamp.


asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs why his Department have decided not to issue a special stamp in honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Land League by Michael Davitt; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will issue a stamp to commemorate the work of Michael Davitt.

(Dublin South-Central): With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 21 and 22 together.

Michael Davitt, Charles Stewart Parnell and the Land League were commemorated in 1946 by the issue of a postage stamp. In connection with the 1981 stamp programme I intend to issue a stamp commemorating the centenary of the Land Law (Ireland) Act of 1881, the Land League's first major achievement in the legislative field and the forerunner of the land reform legislation.