Dáil Éireann - Volume 457 - 17 October, 1995
Written Answers. - National Anthem.
Mr. D. McDowell Mr. D. McDowell
63. Mr. D. McDowell asked the Taoiseach his views on whether a change of national anthem is desirable; whether he further believes that such a change would assist in the peace process; and the procedures that should be followed in commissioning and putting in place a new anthem. [14817/95]
The Taoiseach John Bruton
The Taoiseach: Amhran na bhFiann was written in 1907 and formally adopted as the National Anthem in 1926.
In the context of the peace process I am not aware that the question of a change of anthem is an issue of core concern.
I am having the position regarding the required procedures for the commissioning and putting in place of a new anthem checked to see if any exist and I will advise the Deputy as soon as the relevant information if available.
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