Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Questions (608)

Joan Burton

Question:

608. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase funding in the arts over the lifetime of the Government; and her views that funding for the Arts Council and Irish Film Board should be doubled. [13595/16]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

The Programme for a Partnership Government contains a very important commitment to work to progressively increase funding to the arts, including the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board, as the economy continues to improve. I can assure the Deputy that I will be engaging with my colleagues in Government and with the Oireachtas to seek to advance this commitment in the context of the forthcoming estimates and budgetary processes.

Question No. 609 answered with Question No. 601.