Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (786)

Colm Brophy

Question:

786. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a granite stone can be placed at the famine commemoration site at the Custom House, Dublin 1 similar to the commemoration stones which are in place at eleven sites; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52756/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

As I previously advised the house in Parliamentary Questions 3011, 3021 and 3031 of the 23rd July last, 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.