Central Bank to issue special coin to mark the 90th anniversary of the death Of Michael Collins

“I wish to acknowledge the work of the Béal na mBlath Commemoration
Committee who requested that this gesture be made by the state as they
prepare to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Michael Collins death
at Béal na mBláth next August”

The Minister for Finance has requested the Central Bank to arrange for
the issue of a special coin in 2012 to mark the 90th anniversary of
the death of Michael Collins. The Minister confirmed to Cork South
West Fine Gael TD Jim Daly on the 13th of this month that he has requested the Central Bank to
issue a commemorative coin to mark the 90th anniversary of his
predecessor in the Department of Finance.

Jim Daly TD has welcomed the state’s acknowledgement of the
contribution of his fellow West Cork man to the country during a time
of enormous crisis. “Michael Collins stands out as one of the greatest
contributors to the setting up of this state as an independent
republic. The former Minister for Finance gave his every waking hour
to this country eventually making the ultimate sacrifice by loosing
his life in the struggle for independence. I am aware that there are
many other significant anniversaries to be commemorated in the run up
to 2016 but Michael Collins made a particularly unique contribution
that merits a special acknowledgement from the Irish state.”