Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (787)

Colm Brophy

Ceist:

787. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the location and date the national famine commemoration event will take place in 2020; the reason the location is not announced further in advance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52778/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

As I have previously informed the House in my reply to Parliamentary Questions Number 35 of 12th December last , the Government, on 1st May 2018,  approved the designation of the third Sunday of May each year as the National Famine Commemoration day, with the arrangements for the holding of a State commemoration on this day or the preceding Saturday to be decided each year following consultation with the relevant local authority and host community. 

An announcement in relation to the designation of the location for the National Famine Commemoration 2020 will be made in the New Year.