Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (375, 376, 377)

Dara Calleary

Question:

388 Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide in tabular form the amount of funding, outlining each organisation funded and area of funding, provided to arts facilities and organisations in County Mayo in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34877/12]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

389 Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide details of the amount of funding provided to an arts facility (details supplied) in County Mayo in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34878/12]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

390 Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide the amount of funding provided to an arts facility (details supplied) in County Mayo in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34879/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 388 to 390, inclusive, together.

The following table details the capital funding provided by my Department to arts facilities in County Mayo for the period 2008 to 2011. No funding has been provided to date in 2012.

Table: Capital Funding to Arts Projects in Co Mayo

Project

2008

2009

2010

2011

Kiltimagh Town Hall Theatre

€261,810

€27,567

0

0

Linenhall Arts Centre

€28,017

€21,983

0

0

Ballina Arts Centre

0

€300,000

€807,514

€357,896

Knock Shrine Museum

0

0

€1,380

0

Michael Davitt Museum

0

0

€17,191

0

As the Deputy will be aware, however, primary responsibility for the promotion of the arts at all levels throughout the country is devolved to the Arts Council. The Council is funded by my Department and is statutorily independent in its day-to-day operations, including funding decisions. The allocation to the Arts Council for 2012 is €63.241 million. Details of all funding provided by the Arts Council to arts practitioners, arts groups and venues are available on the Council's website at www.artscouncil.ie.