Snippet data - viewing only, no editing possible


Label

Field name

Field value


Sitting_Date

12/15/2015 12:00:00 AM


Sitting_Forum


Snippet Ref No

SnippetRefNo

LLL00200

Selected Quill

SnippetType

1

Saved Quill

SnippetType_C4D


Selected Quill

SnippetType_1

1

Speaker Name

IndxSpeakerName

Browne, John

Business Category

IndxMainHeadCat

Bills

Sub Category

IndxSubTopic

1916 Quarter Development Bill 2015

Topic

IndxQHeadTopic

Second Stage

See Also

SeeAlso


Part1

TitlePart1


Part2

TitlePart2


Part3

TitlePart3


Volume

VolumeNo

901

Book No

BookNo

1

Pdf Ref

PdfPageRef

128

Default Business Index

IndexViewCategoryDefault


3 Part Title Business Index

IndexViewCategoryTitle


Default Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryDefaultSpeaker

1916 Quarter Development Bill 2015\Second Stage
Bills\1916 Quarter Development Bill 2015\Second Stage

3 Part Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryTitleSpeaker


Motion Code

MotionCode


Motion Title

MotionTitle


Stage

MotionStage


Amendment No

MotionAmendmentNo


Bill Code

BillCode

BPM2

Bill Title

BillTitle

1916 Quarter Development Bill 2015

Stage

BillStage

Second Stage [Private Members]

Section

BillSection


Statement Code

StatementCode


Statement Title

StatementTitle


Stage

StatementStage


Hour Indicator

HourIndicator

Not applicable

Procedural Instruction

Procedural_Instruction

No

Debate Adjourned

DebateAdjourned

No

Question Askee

QAskee


Question Asker

QAsker


Question Department

QDept


Question ID

QID


Question Reference

QRef


Question Speaker PID

QSpeakerPID


Question Speaker PID To

QSpeakerPIDTo


Questions Asked

QUESTIONSASKED


Speaker Type

SpeakerType

1

Speaker Name

Senator


Deputy


Minister


Witness


Chairman


ViceChairman


ActingChairmanD


ActingChairmanS


Speaker4Display

Speaker4Display

Deputy John Browne

Speaker

Speaker

Deputy John Browne

SpeakerPID

SpeakerPID

JohnBrowne2

SpeakerText

SpeakerText

John Browne

OriginalUnidSnippet

OriginalUnidSnippet

F867B452308389D480257F1C0079A9DA

LastModifiedSnippet

LastModifiedSnippet

03/09/2020 01:37:14 PM

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

Snippet Contents:

I welcome the opportunity to say a few words on the Bill put forward by my colleague, Deputy Ó Cuív. We are all aware of the importance of 1916 and its commemoration next year. Deputy Ó Cuív has been to the forefront in our party in ensuring that we are leading this commemoration by establishing the commemoration committee, or Coiste 1916, which is chaired by the Deputy. He has been doing tremendous work in ensuring that the celebrations next year will come to the fore and the descendants of the people involved in 1916 can have a place of honour and pride in the those commemorations.
This Bill deals with the Moore Street area and I will come back to that in a few minutes. I wish to reflect on the connection between 1916 and my county and town of Enniscorthy, each year the local authority and community of which have been to the fore in celebrating on Easter Monday for probably 50 or 60 years. There is mass in the cathedral and people march to the market square in order to lay wreaths at the monument. It is important that such actions are recognised. The national celebrations next year will be significant but generations of people in Enniscorthy have kept the commemorations to the fore, recognising the important role played by Enniscorthy as one of the few towns outside Dublin that supported Pearse and his comrades in the 1916 Rising.
In March 1916, Pádraig Pearse visited Enniscorthy for the commemoration of Robert Emmet, the republican leader hanged for his rising of 1803. In public, in the Athenaeum Theatre, Pearse delivered what Paul Galligan remembered as an "impressive" lecture on Emmet. The Enniscorthy battalion provided a guard of honour. Such rallies, like the funeral of O'Donovan Rossa in Dublin in 1915, allowed the Volunteers to openly flout the authority of the British state. John O'Reilly from Enniscorthy remembered, "We had the buildings under armed guard that night and were prepared to resist any interference from the RIC or other authorities." In private, Pearse told Volunteer officers such as Séamus Doyle that the orders for an armed uprising would come soon. In Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum was made the republican headquarters, over which flew the green, white and orange tricolour flag. We have heard much about the tricolour first being flown in Waterford but people from Enniscorthy and Wexford in general would contend that they flew the tricolour flag at the same time as Waterford. History has since shown that this may have been the case.
As I mentioned, Enniscorthy has been to the forefront in celebrating every Easter Monday. In 1994 or 1995, it was not popular to invite a person from Sinn Féin to events but the then chairman of Enniscorthy Urban Council invited Mr. Martin McGuinness to the celebrations. It was not very popular, as I stated, and some people resigned, while ex-Army personnel left the function when Mr. McGuinness arrived. We in Enniscorthy maintain that we sowed the first seeds of what was to become the Good Friday Agreement by accepting Mr. McGuinness into the fold on that occasion. We had Comóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca for years, with descendants of those who took part in the 1916 Rising being involved through the years in keeping the celebration going. We now have the 1916 committee, which will prepare the celebrations for Enniscorthy and Wexford in general next year. Books have been written recently by Professor Henry Goff, who wrote a history of 1916, and Mr. Bernard Browne, son of a former Fine Gael councillor, the late John Browne. The book is on the poetry and literature of 1916 from Wexford. It is important to recognise that the celebrations must go on outside Dublin as well. Some recognition has been given to towns like Enniscorthy, Ashbourne and Galway. Last Sunday, we saw the commemoration to Liam Mellows in Castletown, Wexford, another Volunteer of that era.
Many relatives of leaders of 1916 are to the fore now in the preparations in my hometown. They are seeking to represent families at the celebrations in Dublin. Some have received invitations but others have not. It is important to invite as many people from rural Ireland as possible whose relatives were involved with 1916 to the celebrations in Dublin. It is not just a Dublin event and the role of the families and descendants should be recognised. Enniscorthy will participate in the laying of wreaths at the same time as Dublin, Ashbourne and Deputy Ó Cuív's county of Galway. It is important that wreaths should be laid simultaneously across the four areas. That would recognise the importance of rurally based 1916 commemorations.
Tonight's debate is about Moore Street and the historic buildings there, including No. 16 Moore Street, the last headquarters of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic during the 1916 Easter Rising. Volunteers broke into the houses on Moore Street, tunnelled their way through the terrace and took up new positions in each house, making No. 16 the headquarters.