H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
PROCLAIMING APRIL 24, 2000 AS THE "ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC"
WHEREAS, April 24, 2000 marks the 84th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in Dublin; and
WHEREAS, The events of Easter Week 1916, and the executions which followed it laid the groundwork for the eventual declaration of Irish Independence in 1919; and
WHEREAS, The war for independence which resulted, led to the establishment of the IRISH FREE STATE in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Ireland in 1949; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives hereby proclaims that April 24, 2000 be celebrated as the "Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic".