Dáil Éireann - Volume 655 - 22 May, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Records.
Deputy Mary Upton Deputy Mary Upton
Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Defence the progress made in regard to the commitment given in the programme for Government to make available to historians and to the public, records of the military pensions archive in his Department. [20389/08]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: An Taoiseach Mr. Bertie Ahern, T.D., announced in the context of the 90th Anniversary celebrations of 1916 that the Government had decided to make the Military Pension Archive, covering the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence, available to historians and to the public. It is the intention of the Government that the records will be made available in good time for the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in 2016.
I am pleased to report on progress with the project. Additional staff have been recruited for the Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks. Of these, 1 senior civilian archivist/project manager and 3 archivists have been assigned the Military Pensions Archive project. The assignment of a dedicated project manager and archivists will ensure that the project proceeds in a timely manner.
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