Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1434)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

1434. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the working groups currently established in her Department; the focus of their work; the membership composition of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13562/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

As the Deputy will appreciate, my Department is responsible for a broad range of activities across the breadth of its remit. Within this context the Department both organises and participates in a number of consultative fora to draw together and leverage the expertise of partners and stakeholders. Among the groups established by the Department are Advisory Committees such as the Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries, National Famine Commemoration Committee and Moore Street Advisory Group as well as a range of Working Groups details of which are set out in the table below. This table does not include details of routine internal committees or groups established within the Department to support the delivery of its goals. However, if the Deputy has specific queries relating to a particular programme or group, I will arrange to provide him with relevant information.

Culture

Working Group

Focus of the Group

Membership Composition

Audiovisual Steering Group

Prioritise measures, oversee implementation and monitor risks in relation to the Audiovisual Sector.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht;

Department of Finance;

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Department of Education and Skills, Revenue Commissioners, Screen Ireland, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, IDA, and Enterprise Ireland

Governance Committee: National Library of Ireland Redevelopment Project

Building Redevelopment Project.

National Library of Ireland

Office Of Public Works

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Steering Group: Archival Repository project

National Archives Redevelopment Project.

National Archives

Office Of Public Works

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Oversight Group and Working Group to oversee transfer of the NSO from RTÉ to the remit of the NCH.

Identifying and addressing the relevant issues to be addressed to enable the successful transfer of the NSO from the remit of RTÉ to the remit of the NCH.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

RTE

National Concert Hall

Creative Ireland

Pillar 1 Working Group

The implementation of Creative Youth – a plan to enable the creativity of every child and young person.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Creative Ireland Programme Office)

Department of Education and Skills

Arts Council

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Heritage

Working Group

Focus of the Group

Membership Composition

Tara Conservation Management Plan Working Group

Completion of a Conservation Management Plan for the State-owned lands at Tara, Co. Meath

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Office of Public Works

Meath County Council

Sceilg Mhíchil Implementation Group

Oversight of the implementation of the Sceilg Mhíchil Management Plan

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Office of Public Works

European Year of Cultural Heritage Steering Group

To direct the national programme for the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Office of Public Works

Heritage Council

Brú na Bóinne Steering Committee

Oversight of the implementation of the Brú na Bóinne Management Plan

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Louth County Council

Meath County Council

Office of Public Works

Heritage Council

Fáilte Ireland

Local representatives

Biodiversity Working Group

Implementation of the National Biodiversity Action Plan (cross-departmental group)

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Biodiversity Forum

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Marine Institute

Irish Water

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Office of Public Works

Attorney General

Department of Health

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Teagasc

National Biodiversity Data Centre

Department of Rural and Community Development

Department of Education and Skills

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Review of the use of peat in the Horticultural Industry

To review the use of peat in the Horticultural Industry

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Environmental Protection Agency

Joint Working Group between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Bord na Móna

To facilitate the relocation of turf cutters from raised bog protected sites to non-designated bogs, to explore options for the potential for domestic turf cutting in a number of raised bog protected sites in accordance with article 6 of the EU Habitats Directive, and to facilitate the restoration of raised bog protected sites.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Bord na Móna

Peatlands Strategy Implementation Group

To monitor the implementation of the National Peatlands Strategy and to present on an annual basis a report on the progress made in its implementation.

Departments of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Department of Communications, Climate Action and

Environment

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Office of Public Works

Bord na Móna

Coillte

Environmental Protection Agency

EU LIFE Project ‘Restoring Active Raised Bog in Irelands Special Area of Conservation Network 2016-2021’ (LIFE NAT/IE/000032) Project Steering Group

To direct, inform, support and advise the Project Team on the delivery of the project actions.

Bord Na Móna

Irish Farmers Association

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Irish Peatlands Conservation Council

Consultant ecologists

An environmental scientist

Community Wetlands Forum

A community group

Turf cutting interests

Co-ordination Group on State Owned Outdoor Recreational and Wellness assets -

Co-ordinates and aligns investment strategies and works on project clusters.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,

Department of Rural and Community Development

Office of Public Works,

Coillte,

Bord an Mona,

Waterways Ireland,

Inland Fisheries Ireland,

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Local Authorities,

Fáilte Ireland,

Sport Ireland

Gaeltacht

Working Group

Focus of the Group

Membership Composition

Advisory Committee in respect of the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030

To support the implementation of the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Foras na Gaeilge

An Chomhairle um Oideachais Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)

Gaeloideachas

Conradh na Gaeilge

Gael Linn

Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Glór na nGael

Coláiste na bhFiann/Cumann na bhFiann

Comhlachas na gComharchumann Gaeltachta

Muintearas Teo.

Oidhreachta Chorca Dhuibhne

CONCOS

Óige na Gaeltachta/Muintearas

Ealaín na Gaeltachta

Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta

Oversight Group regarding Action Plan 2018-2022 for the Irish language Irish Language.

Oversee progress regarding implementation of the 5 Year Action Plan for delivery of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Department of Education and Skills

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Foras na Gaeilge

Integrated Arts Strategy for Gaeltacht and Irish language Arts

To develop an Integrated Arts Strategy for Gaeltacht and Irish language Arts in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Foras na Gaeilge, the Arts Council and TG4, which will focus on:

ensuring better coordination and cooperation in the development of the Gaeltacht and Irish language arts;

further strengthening the relationship between stakeholders;

raising the profile of Gaeltacht and Irish language arts and promoting them nationally and internationally;

identifying opportunities for providing further support to Gaeltacht and Irish language arts and for their further development.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Údarás na Gaeltachta

The Arts Council

Ealaín na Gaeltachta

Foras na Gaeilge

Oireachtas na Gaeilge

TG4

An tIonad Náisiúnta Barr Feabhais i gcomhair Gairmeacha le Gaeilge san Aontas Eorpach /

Centre for Excellence for Irish Language EU careers

The Centre of Excellence for Irish Language EU Careers is comprised of delegates from the institutions funded under the Advanced Irish Language Skills Initiative. The objective of the Advanced Irish Language Skills Initiative is to ensure the availability of qualified persons with Irish language skills to meet recruitment needs in the EU.

Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Cliath

Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath

Óstaí an Rí

Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta

Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh

Ionadaí, Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn

Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr

Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath