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.