Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (718)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

718. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by her; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed. [27878/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

Details of ongoing studies, reviews and research undertaken and commissioned by my Department are set out in the following table.

Title

Commenced

Expected Completion

2016 Heritage Council Review – Assessment of Implementation

2019

2019

Post-Project Review of the Arts and Culture Capital Enhancement Support Scheme 2007-2009 (ACCESS II)

2019

2019

Towards a Roadmap for the Creative Industries

2019

2020

Youth Singing in Ireland

2018

2019

Review and analysis of the revenue generating capacity of Ireland’s National Parks

2019

2019

Wild Nephin Conversion Plan

2016

2019

Bio-security review of the Skellig Islands

2019

2019

Arachnid, Killarney National Park Study

2019

2019

Killarney National Park Rhododendron review

2019

2019

Study on impacts of fires in Killarney National Park

2019

2019

Plean Digiteach don Ghaeilge

2015

2019

Athbhreithniú ar Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga (Review of Language Assistants’ Scheme)

2018

2019

For completeness, I would also advise the Deputy that, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Science & Biodiversity Unit is required, as part of its remit, to carry out scientific monitoring and survey work on 59 habitats (which range from mountain tops and bogs, to coastal and deep sea environments), over 100 species of plants and animals and over 200 species of birds. The NPWS utilises a mixture of in-house expertise and contracted experts working closely with the scientific unit to carry out this large volume of work on an ongoing basis. My officials will be happy to respond to any request from the Deputy for further detail in respect of this work.