Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (55)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

140 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he intends requesting the Heritage Council to suspend the Museum of the Year Award currently held by the Hunt Museum in Limerick given the concerns that surround the Museum’s collection and the links it may have with Nazi art dealers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6133/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

I have no statutory function in this matter. The Heritage Council, which is an independent body, does not operate under the aegis of my Department.

Question No. 141 answered with QuestionNo. 124.