Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (379)

Barry Cowen

Question:

379. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount spent on public relations, promotion and advertising for the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and Project Ireland 2040 since its publication in February 2018 by category (details supplied) in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48120/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department has not engaged in any  public relations, promotion and advertising for the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and Project Ireland 2040 as described by the Deputy.  I am advised, however, that costs in respect of the launch in April 2018 of Investing in Our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018 – 2027, a ten year plan setting out the Government’s commitment for capital investment of almost €1.2 billion in Ireland’s culture, language and heritage as part of Project Ireland 2040, was approximately €71,000, which included the cost of the event, technical assistance, translation, design and print and video production.

Under this programme some €1.2 billion will be invested in our culture, heritage and language infrastructure as part of Project Ireland 2040:

- €460 million for our National Cultural Institutions.

- €265 million for cultural and creativity investment programme.

- €285 million for natural and built heritage.

- €178 million for the Gaeltacht, the Irish language and the Islands.

Further details on the breakdown of the investment programme are provided in our sectoral plan – Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage. 2018-2027.