Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3011, 3021, 3031)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

3011. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to mark the first annual national Famine commemoration with a plaque at the Customs House at which the first of the now 12 annual national Famine commemorations was held; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31866/19]

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Colm Brophy

Question:

3021. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a memorial stone will be placed at the Custom House following the 2008 Famine commemoration event, as per the practice at other similar events in other years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32451/19]

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Paul Murphy

Question:

3031. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to install a memorial stone for the famine at the Custom House in view of the fact the inaugural national Famine Memorial Day was held there in 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33250/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 3011, 3021 and 3031 together.

The practice of commissioning a commemorative plaque to mark the holding of the National Famine Commemoration was introduced in 2009 when the first Commemoration in the current format was held in Skibbereen Co. Cork.

I am advised that my officials are continuing to engage with the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the placing of a suitable plaque or stone at the Customs House in respect of the 2008 event.