Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1436)

Seán Fleming

Question:

1436. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated full-year cost if the funding for each national cultural institution is increased by 12%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14151/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The information sought by the Deputy is set in the table below:

National Cultural Institution

2019 Allocation

12% Increase

National Gallery

10,547,000

1,265,640

National Library

7,825,000

939,000

National Museum

14,109,000

1,693,080

IMMA

5,958,000

714,960

National Concert Hall

3,048,000

365,760

Crawford Art Gallery

1,489,000

178,680

Chester Beatty Museum

2,801,000

336,120

National Archives

1,666,000

199,920

Total

47,443,000

5,693,160

The estimated full year cost of a 12 % increase in the 2019 allocations to National Cultural Institutions is EUR5.69 million. This would mean an increase in the total allocations to National Cultural Institutions from EUR 47.44 million in 2019 to EUR53.14 million.

This Government is committed to increasing funding for the cultural sector which is of intrinsic value to this country. The overall allocation to the bodies in question has increased by over 20% since 2015.