Easter Rising

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Irish government about UK representation at the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

One of the Northern Ireland Office’s key objectives for the commemoration of the decade of centenaries of 1912-1922 is to work with the Irish Government to promote greater understanding of our shared history.

I am aware that on 12 November 2014 the Irish Government launched its programme for the centenary of the Easter Rising. My officials will be coordinating with Irish Government and Foreign and Commonwealth Office counterparts in due course to discuss plans for representation.

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