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Arts Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 2 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Questions (652)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

652. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will seek the funding to provide a theatre (details supplied) with the necessary funding in order that it can continue to operate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37273/18]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department provides support for capital investment in cultural and arts facilities nationwide. I understand that no application for capital funding has been received from the facility referred to in the question. The question of current funding for cultural facilities would be a matter for the Arts Council or the local authority.

I understand that the organisation to which the Deputy refers will continue its performances through touring while its own premises is to be sold.

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