Written Answers. - Arts Funding.

Deirdre Clune

Question:

823 Ms Clune asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands the funding, if any, she has provided for the future development of Cork Opera House; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19432/00]

The Deputy will be aware that I recently announced the arts and culture capital enhancement scheme, ACCESS, with funding of £36 million for the development of arts and culture infrastructure over the period 2001-04. The scheme is subject to an application and assessment process and Cork Opera House has been supplied with the scheme's guidelines and application documentation. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2000.

Question No. 824 taken with Question No. 820.