Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Questions (212)

Carol Nolan

Question:

212. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the shortfall of €1.6 million in funding required for the commencement of building works in respect of a community arts centre in Tullamore, County Offaly, will be allocated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5870/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

In 2007, a capital grant of €2 million was approved in principle for the Tullamore Arts Centre.

Officials in my Department have informed Offaly County Council that the expiry date of this grant has been extended to December 2020, and at present the Council is working with my Department to progress this project.

Similar to all capital grants, the funding is conditional on compliance with the specific terms and conditions which relate to it and is also subject to the Public Spending Code and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 13/2014.