Minister Dermot Ahern T.D. Welcomes Development of Battle of the Boyne site
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, T.D., has confirmed that the Government will continue to bring forward development of the Battle of the Boyne site in close consultation with all traditions on the island.
“This is a welcome and important development. The ceremonies this year marking the anniversaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme – and the public response to them – have shown how our past can act as a powerful force for reconciling the traditions on this island, where previously it divided us”.
“Work on development of the Battle of the Boyne site has been brought forward in close consultation with representatives of the unionist tradition and has benefited greatly from their advice and input. This consultation will continue as we bring this important project to a successful and early conclusion”.
Note for Editors
Development of the site with visitor centre, visitor services and interpretive facilities moved one step closer today with confirmation that planning permission has been granted for the site.
12th September 2006