Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Commemorative Events.
Deputy Ciarán Lynch Deputy Ciarán Lynch
Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Defence the proposals for official commemorations in 2008 for the anniversary of the Easter Rising; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6334/08]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: A commemoration will be held this Easter Sunday at the GPO to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916. The format of this year’s commemoration will be a military ceremony centred on the GPO with appropriate military honours rendered. Personnel from the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service and Reserve will participate and there will be an Air Corps fly past subject to prevailing weather conditions. The ceremony will be attended by the President, An Taoiseach and a small number of invited guests. The ceremony, similar to last year’s ceremony, will consist of a reading of the proclamation, the laying of a wreath by the President and a flag raising ceremony.
Details of the ceremony will be published in the newspapers closer to the event.
Question No. 136 answered with Question No. 112.
Dáil Éireann 647 Written Answers. Commemorative Events.