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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

Film industry

Latest Report

Film industry

The committee has published a report on the development of Irish film making and protecting working conditions in the industry.

Press releases

5 Feb 2019, 14.10

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

29 Jan 2019, 12.28

Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to consider Abbey Theatre’s model of production

21 Jan 2019, 18.43

Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to explore importance of arts in Irish life

Recent videos

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Briefing on the General Scheme of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill 2019

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Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The Preservation of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems of Peatlands

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The current model of production, presenting and co-presenting in the Abbey Theatre

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Recent reports

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

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

Report, Sustaining Viable Rural Communities

Recent documents

Wed, 6 Feb

Opening statement, Dr Catherine O’Connell, Chief Executive, Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Opening statement, Dr Catherine O’Connell, Chief Executive, Irish Peatland Conservation Council (PDF)

Wed, 6 Feb

Opening statement, Pádraic Fogarty, Campaigns Officer, Irish Wildlife Trust

Opening statement, Pádraic Fogarty, Campaigns Officer, Irish Wildlife Trust (PDF)

Wed, 6 Feb

Opening statement, Dr Catherine Farrell, Head of Ecology, Bord Na Móna

Opening statement, Dr Catherine Farrell, Head of Ecology, Bord Na Móna (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:
Tom Sheridan
(01) 6183481 
(076) 100 1855
tom.sheridan@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Shawn Pogatchnik
(01) 618 4203
(086) 701 3295
shawn.pogatchnik@oireachtas.ie