Friday, January 26, 2007

Heraldry and law in Ireland

From the Blog of the Genealogical Society of Ireland
which provides news and views on Irish genealogy, heraldry, vexillology and social history.

The Society is to the fore in Ireland campaigning for greater access to records, better services for researchers and for the provision of adequate resources by the State to facilitate the provision of services by our national repositories. T
he purpose of this GSI Blog is to provide a forum for the discussion of matters concerning Irish genealogy and heraldry and to provide information on our various campaigns.

For further information on the Society, including the full list of the Society's publications and Membership etc. please log on to the Society's website


Genealogy and Heraldry in Ireland: "I refer to the debate on your Private Members Bill on Genealogy and Heraldry before Christmas in Seanad √Čireann. I am pleased to tell you that I have sent the text of the Bill to Gerard Danaher, Senior Counsel, Chair of the Board of the National Library of Ireland. I have formally requested the Board to consider all the matters raised in your draft legislation and to revert to me. I will be in touch with you when I have had a response from the National Library"

The Society is immensely grateful to Senator Brendan Ryan for sponsoring the Bill on behalf of the Society and thanks all the Senators for their support of the Genealogy and Heraldry Bill, 2006 during the Second Stage debate in Seanad √Čireann. It may yet be back in an amended form following the General Election this year and in the meantime, the Society shall intensive its campaign for the release of the 1926 Census returns.


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