Guidelines for using the national anthem and support for a formal Irish sign language version of it have been proposed by an all-party Oireachtas committee. However, politicians have stopped short of pushing for ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ to be protected in legislation — despite calls from relatives of the authors of the anthem among others. The Seanad Public Consultation Committee on the anthem wants schools to improve the learning of it in Irish, in English, and in sign language. These recommendations follow consultation with groups including representatives of the deaf community, school children and relatives of those who penned the anthem. Committee chairman Paul Coghlan said: “We have been strongly advised by officials in the Department of Finance to legislate for this [protections]. But the protocols will be as good as that.” The committee also decided not to recommend penalties for inappropriate use of the anthem, despite the fact it has gone out of copyright and has been used in commercial advertisements. Under the proposals, copies of Ireland’s national anthem should also be issued with all future Irish passports. The committee also wants Irish citizens at home and abroad, as well as new citizens of Ireland, to be encouraged to become… Read full this story
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