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1916 RISING CENTENARY COMMITTEE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 818: tabled on 03 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch in the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh of the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee, Scotland; recognises that this committee will organise events to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, a watershed moment in that country's history that ultimately led to the establishment of an independent Irish state; further recognises that many Irish Scots, such as Coatbridge-born Margaret Skinnider, Edinburgh-born James Connolly and many others from around Scotland played a pivotal role in the Easter Rising and the subsequent War of Independence; notes that Irish Republicanism at this time was also heavily linked with both the labour movement in Ireland and the push for women's suffrage; acknowledges that this committee and its endeavours encompasses a wide array of Irish and Scottish community interests, relatives of participants in the Easter Rising, cultural, heritage and sports organisations, academics, representatives from the arts, the trades union movement, the Scottish and Irish Governments and politicians from different parties in Scotland; and looks forward to the events planned to commemorate the centenary.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.