Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (153)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

153. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 6 of 30 May 2013, the timeline line for the tender or other process that originated the review currently being conducted by Bonnar Keenlyside; the terms of reference for same; if the report will be published in full; the current likely date for completion; the likely date for publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35588/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

After a tendering process conducted by my Department in 2012, Bonnar Keenlyside was awarded the contract referred to. The study is to encompass, inter alia, an assessment of the longitudinal impacts of the event. Such impact studies, by their nature, look at the impacts over time of events and the shorter end of such a span of analysis would focus on the 2-3 years post event.

I understand that the consultant is endeavouring to draw the study to a close and I expect to be in receipt thereof in the autumn. I will make a decision on publication of the study when I have considered its findings. I will directly furnish the Deputy with the terms of reference.