I propose to take Questions Nos. 10 and 28 together.
In March of this year the Minister for Education and Science and I jointly established an interdepartmental working group to examine and report back on the feasibility of establishing an academy for the performing arts, including a conservatoire at Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin.
The working group under the chairmanship of Mr. Noel Lindsay issued an interim report at the end of July. This interim report, which has many aspects to it, is being considered by me and my colleague, the Minister for Education and Science. Without prejudging the outcome of our deliberations I can say that in its interim report the working group has concluded that the Earlsfort Terrace site is suitable and could be adapted for use as an academy for the performing arts. The group supports the idea of locating the academy there provided certain critical issues can be resolved. When our consideration of the interim report has been concluded my colleague and I will move the project forward to the next stage.