Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (137)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

137. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps he has taken to ensure that the Irish Architectural Archives can remain operating on a sustainable financial footing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29538/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

My Department is providing total funding of €315,000 to the IAA in 2013. This is the same level of funding allocated in 2012 and represents some 73% of the IAA’s overall budget. Unfortunately, due to the reduced overall funding available my Department is not in a position to provide additional funding to the IAA at this time.

I understand that the IAA board is currently considering the recommendations of a report which was commissioned to propose a restructuring programme with a view to putting the IAA on a more secure long term footing. I will enter into a meaningful engagement with the IAA regarding this matter, when the board has considered this report and adopted an appropriate course of action.