Kenny: 'New proclamation' of the Republic for 1916 centenary

Kenny: 'New proclamation' of the Republic for 1916 centenary

Update 17:30 — The Taoiseach has now said in the Dáil that he was talking about a children's educational project.

The Taoiseach said the Government will draft a new proclamation as part of next year's centenary of the 1916 rising.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet has approved the State's purchasing of the Moore Street rising site and its development as a commemorative centre.

Details of the commemorative programme will be announced by the coalition tonight in Collins Barracks.

Speaking at the launch of Fine Gael's Small Business policy in Dublin, Enda Kenny said the public will be asked to play their part.

"What we want to do out of the series of commemorative events is right across the country, engage our people – young and not so young – both in their reflections on the proclamation, [and] on the drafting of a new proclamation … a whole series of issues in the Irish language, in culture, in music, in literature."


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