2nd Nov 4pm deadline for submissions to Committee
Fianna Fáil Senator, Mark Daly is calling on all those with an opinion on the use of Amhrán na bhFiann to make them heard by sending in a submission to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee before the November 2nd deadline. Senator Daly who is the coordinator for the Senate Committee’s public consultation said that this is an ideal opportunity for citizens to make their views known on what is the most appropriate way for the State to treat and respect our National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. “The Committee, and I, are very clear in our determination to hear and receive as many views and opinions as possible on the National Anthem. “Copyright on the music and lyrics expired in 2012, and I firmly believe that this situation cannot be let continue any longer. “The development of guidelines and rules is the obvious first step in protecting the National Anthem. “Our National Anthem is an intrinsic part of our country, its culture and our ability to commemorate and remember important occasions. “From sport to politics, it unifies all of us, and it must be respected, and that requires those with an interest in it to send their views and opinions into the committee. “Submissions can be made electronically by emailing email@example.com until November 2nd,” concluded Daly.