Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (112)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

112. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his plans to make further payments either directly from his Department or through an Bord Scannan to Solas - Galway Picture Palace before the end of the year in view of the significant progress being made with this project in recent months both from a building perspective and also in collecting private finance for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56120/12]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

My Department has no plans to make further payments to the Solas – Galway Picture Palace Project before the end of the year.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board is a statutorily independent agency with its own management structure and board and decisions relating to funding are ones for that organisation to make.

I welcome the progress made to date on the project and look forward to continued progress in 2013.