Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (3032)

Seán Crowe

Ceist:

3032. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to have the remains of persons (details supplied) exhumed and re-interred in Glasnevin Cemetery. [33287/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

As the Minister with responsibility for leading the Decade of Centenaries commemorative programme, my priority is to ensure that the Government's approach to the remembrance of the significant historical events and related themes is appropriate, measured, respectful, inclusive and sensitive to the different perspectives that exist on the events of this period.

I have no plans to have the remains of the persons referenced by the Deputy exhumed and re-interred in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Kilmainham Gaol is a national monument and, in accordance with Section 14 of the National Monuments Act 1930, any proposed exhumation at the monument would require an associated excavation licence. Currently there is no application for such a licence with my Department in this case.