Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (414)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

414. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his strategy for the future of the National Concert Hall; if he will provide an update on the success or otherwise of the AGM of the National Concert Hall board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21021/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, Government recently approved my proposal to convert the National Concert Hall from a company limited by guarantee to a statutory body similar to other national cultural institutions. This legislation will mean that the board of the National Concert Hall will have absolute clarity in respect of the position on all governance and operational issues at the Concert Hall. Any future significant developments at the Hall will be framed by the revised legislative provisions. I am confident that all members of the board are focused on helping the Hall to make the transition from company to statutory body while maintaining the highest standards of musical performance for the enjoyment of the public.