26 Sep 2017

The committee shadows the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and focuses on balanced regional development, rural issues and the arts.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

Date dissolved: 26 Sep 2017

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Culture 2025

Latest report

Culture 2025

The committee has published Ireland’s first national cultural policy. It provides a vision, foundation and policy framework for the continued vitality, development and viability of Irish arts, culture and heritage up to 2025.

Press releases

19 Sep 2017, 11.16

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to meet with Chairs Designate of Heritage Council & Manuscripts Commission

6 Jul 2017, 16.28

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs call for special status for North after Brexit

4 Jul 2017, 10.07

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to meet with An Taisce, the Heritage Council & Oideas Gael 4 July 2017

Recent videos

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Engagement with Michael Parsons, Chair Designate, The Heritage Council and engagement with Professor John McCafferty, Chair Designate, Irish Manuscripts Commission

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Report Launch - Culture 2025 - Éire Ildánach, Framework Policy to 2025

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

 Report on Culture 2025 - Éire Ildánach, Framework Policy 2025

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Recent documents

Wed, 20 Sep

Opening Statement, John McCafferty, Irish manuscripts Commission

Opening Statement, John McCafferty, Irish manuscripts Commission (PDF)

Wed, 20 Sep

Opening Statement, Michael Parsons, The Heritage Council

Opening Statement, Michael Parsons, The Heritage Council (PDF)

Wed, 5 Jul

Opening Statement, Oideas Gael‌

Opening Statement, Oideas Gael‌ (PDF)

Recent reports

Wed, 19 Jul

Report on Culture 2025 – Éire Ildánach, Framework Policy to 2025

Report on Culture 2025 – Éire Ildánach, Framework Policy to 2025 (PDF)

Thu, 6 Jul

Report on the delegation to Counties Cavan, Westmeath, Meath and Monaghan

Report on the delegation to Counties Cavan, Westmeath, Meath and Monaghan (PDF)

Thu, 20 Oct

Report, Work Programme 2016

Report, Work Programme 2016 (PDF)

Select committee

Select committee

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

EU Scrutiny

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EU Scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of arts, heritage, regional, rural and gaeltacht affairs is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional,
Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Eugene Ó Cruadhlaoich
(01) 6183780
jcrrag@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Ciaran Brennan
(01) 618 3903
(086) 049 6518
ciaran.brennan@oireachtas.ie