Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Plans for cross-border event to mark Irish famine

Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew has outlined plans for a cross-border event commemorating the Irish Famine.

The minister said she would be joining forces with Education Minister Caitriona Ruane to come up with ways to contribute to a famine commemoration in Ulster next year.

Responding to an Assembly written question by Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd, Ms Gildernew said: “I wrote to Minister Ó Cuiv last year to congratulate him on the 2009 Famine Commemoration event held in Co Cork and to express an interest in how the famine might be appropriately marked on a truly national basis.”

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