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The committee shadows the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and focuses on cultural and heritage matters, and the arts. The Committee was renamed during the Dáil term (26 Sep 2017) and was previously the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Date established: 26 Sep 2017

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

The Arts Matter

Latest Report

The Arts Matter

The Committee has published a report entitled The Arts Matter. The report is informed by nine meetings during which the Committee heard from 30 witnesses representing Government Departments, arts agencies and individual artists.

Press releases

15 May 2019, 09.48

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht calls for greater supports for the arts

2 Apr 2019, 17.06

Committee on Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht to discuss socio economic profile of Gaeltacht areas

5 Feb 2019, 14.10

Committee on Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to discuss preserving biodiversity, ecosystems of peatlands

Recent videos

Wed, 12 Jun 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Engagement with Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chairperson Designate, The Arts Council,
The current threat of extinction of one-third of the native bee population and related matters

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Wed, 29 May 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Statement of Strategy 2018-2020

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Wed, 3 Apr 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Socio Economic Profile of the seven Gaeltacht Areas in Ireland

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Recent reports

Wed, 15 May 2019

Report on the Detailed Scrutiny of the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017
Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht report on the Detailed Scrutiny of the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017

Wed, 15 May 2019

Report on The Arts Matter
Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht report on The Arts Matter

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Development and Working Conditions in the Irish Film Industry
Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht report on development and working conditions in the Irish film industry

Recent documents

Wed, 12 Jun

Opening Statement, Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chair-designate, The Arts Council

Opening Statement, Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chair-designate, The Arts Council (PDF)

Wed, 12 Jun

Opening Statement, Ken Norton ,P.R.O.,The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Association

Opening Statement, Ken Norton ,P.R.O.,The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Association (PDF)

Wed, 29 May

Opening statement, Katherine Licken, Secretary General, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Opening statement, Katherine Licken, Secretary General, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (PDF)

Select committee

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

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Marie Fennell
(01) 618 3481 
(076) 100 1855
jcchg@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Alan Neary
+353 (0) 1 618 4743
+353 (0) 86 010 7500
alan.neary@oireachtas.ie