Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (289)

Derek Nolan

Question:

289. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the process by which a County Galway man (details supplied) who died in the Spanish Civil War could have a plaque marking his death erected in the city; if there are plans to undertake such a process for the man in question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12120/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, hundreds of Irishmen were motivated towards voluntary service in the civil war in Spain between 1936 and 1939, and almost a hundred died in that war. Without prejudice to the consideration of a more inclusive monument on a signal anniversary, I am not aware of any scheme to support the provision of a personal memorial or monument at this time for an individual from that conflict.