Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Irish attempt to legalise heraldic arms

Dick Eastman has posted a note on his blog concerning a Bill which has been introduced in the Irish Senate, which aims to establish a proper legislative basis for all Grants of Arms made by the Chief Heralds of Ireland from 1943. The National Library last year stopped the Office of the Chief Herald from making any further awards of arms due to concerns that it had no legal powers to do so.

Dick has an earlier post at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/10/irish-coats-of-.html outlining the problems, whilst the proposed legislation can be read at http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2008/6608/b6608s.pdf .

Chris

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