Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (145, 146)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

145. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide details of the various outreach initiatives, if any, that the Abbey Theatre engages in specifically in relation to primary and secondary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29909/13]

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Sandra McLellan

Question:

146. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide details of the outreach initiatives, if any, that the Abbey Theatre is involved in specifically in the inner city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29912/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 145 and 146 together.

The Arts Council provides the annual operating grant to the Abbey Theatre. I have no role in the day to day management and operation of the Abbey Theatre. These are matters for the Board and management of the organisation. The Abbey Theatre's website – www.abbeytheatre.ie. contains details of its outreach and education initiatives.