Enda Kenny announces the drafting of a new Proclamation of Independence to mark the 1916 centenary
Irishmen and Irishwomen, this effects us all...
The Taoiseach has announced that the government are in the stages of drafting a new Proclamation of Independence to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising.
Kenny was speaking with reporters this afternoon and revealed that drafting a new proclamation is just one of the initiatives that the government have planned to mark the centenary.
More plans are set to be revealed later at a gathering in Collins' Barracks.
The Taoiseach met various reporters this afternoon, transcribed by Breakingnews, and has said, "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."
Naturally, there have been a few dissenting voices regarding these plans on redrafting an iconic piece of Irish legislation and history.
It seems that many are questioning the merits of tinkering such a famous document that was originally read out by Padraig Pearse on the steps of the G.P.O.
The sheer audacity of Fine Gael and Labour saying they will redraft the 1916 #Proclamation is breathtaking. It is not their's to redraft.
— Fianna Fáil (@fiannafailparty) March 31, 2015
As accustomed as I am to the breathtaking arrogance..If this talk of redrafting the 1916 proclamation is not an April Fool.. #AnotherLeague
— Glenna Lynch (@Glenna_lynch) March 31, 2015
If @EndaKennyTD can write a new Proclamation, so can I. http://t.co/jvO4lgSMbj
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) March 31, 2015
Enda, just take a copy of the 1916 Proclamation down and read it. It points us out of crisis that Fianna Fáil created & you & Labour sustain
— Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile 🇮🇪🇵🇸 (@NiallSF) March 31, 2015
The new proclamation will be brief and to the point. "Feck Ireland and all its people. God save Enda"
— Cormac Mac Liam (@MacLiam1) March 31, 2015
Yo Enda. How about working to bring the 1916 Proclamation to fruition rather than tearing it up? #1916
— Joe Lynch (@joeslynch) March 31, 2015
Will the troika have a part of the new proclamation? I know the banks will!
— David Hall (@davidhall75) March 31, 2015
Here's a sneak preview of the opening paragraphs of the new proclamation.@Thouxic pic.twitter.com/QcYslzQpKw
— Stiabhaí Nics (@stephie08) March 31, 2015
@EndaKennyTD is going to redraft the #proclamation. nuff said.
— Irish History Podcast (Fin) (@irishhistory) March 31, 2015