DCAL and Nationalist Culture

Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff has demanded that DCAL (Dept. Culture, Arts and Leisure) step in to work with the Irish government to purchase important historical items and artefacts relating to the Easter Rising and Tan War soon to be auctioned. He points to the setting aside of thousands of pounds by the then DCAL Minister, Michael McGimpsey, for the British Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, and calls for the Department to show awareness and respect for “Irish nationalist consciousness” through acting on his demand.