FG won't stand for FF in anthem

The government is to establish a working group to consider rewriting the lyrics to the national anthem to remove any reference to Fianna Fáil.

31st March, 2012

The government is to establish a working group to consider rewriting the lyrics to the national anthem to remove any reference to Fianna Fáil. The group will be set up under the auspices of the Constitutional Convention, and will consider rewriting the lyrics or the outright replacement of the anthem. The move follows submissions from outside groups and from Fine Gael and Labour backbenchers, many of whom mentioned the report of the Mahon Tribunal as...

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