Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (137)

Catherine Murphy


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.