Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (190)

Robert Troy

Question:

191 Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of budget the Irish Film Board has given to its own board members; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35654/12]

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

The Irish Film Board (IFB) is the statutorily independent agency responsible for the promotion and development of the Irish film industry and I have no responsibility in relation to its day-to-day operational matters. The allocation of support to projects, including projects that members of the board of the IFB may have an interest in, is accordingly a matter for the IFB itself.

Details of any support provided to projects with which members of the board have an association are detailed in its annual reports, as are its recusal policies for dealing with such applications. These are available on the IFB website at www.irishfilmboard.ie/irish_film_industry/reports/.

Copies of the published IFB's annual reports are also available in the Oireachtas Library.