1919 letters give insight into early Dáil work
LETTERS giving an insight into how the Dáil operated in its infancy are to be made public for the first time, the Irish Independent understands.
As part of a €2m scheme of digitising State records, correspondence between Diarmuid Ó hÉigeartaigh, secretary to Dáil Éireann, and members of Cabinet in 1919 will be released.
Culture Minister Heather Humphreys is expected to announce the approval of a number of other key releases in the coming weeks.
This comes in the approach to 2019, the centenary of the first Dáil.
The cultural Digitisation Scheme is being run under the auspices of the Creative Ireland programme, which hinges on investing in our creative and cultural infrastructure.
It will initially provide funding to the National Cultural Institutions and cultural heritage organisations that hold collections of national significance.
Ms Humphreys opened the Scheme last May to provide grants for the digitisation of and online access to cultural heritage collections.