Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (69)

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

69. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will report on the most recent meeting of the all-party committee on commemorations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1767/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

As Chair of the All-Party Consultation Group on Commemorations I reconvened the group last October and our initial meeting was well attended with good engagement and a wide range of perspectives on the themes anticipated over the second phase of the Decade of Centenaries. The group is composed of members of the Oireachtas and political parties in Northern Ireland.

I have recently published the Guidance Report of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations and this important and very valuable advice will help inform discussions at the next meeting of the All-Party Group which I intend to schedule shortly.

I look forward to future meetings of the group to explore and address appropriate commemoration of the events and milestones in the period covered by the next phase of the Decade of Centenaries.