Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (256)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


256. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the specific funding that has been allocated to the National Museum to allow it to proceed with the development of the north block of Clarke Square in the Collins Barracks site to allow for a permanent exhibition on An Gorta Mór as part of its galleries on the History of Ireland 1600-2000; and her views on whether reduced domestic and international visitor numbers provides the opportune time to commence the work in preparation for the return to normality after the pandemic. [7121/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

Officials in my Department are in discussions with the National Museum about the History of Ireland Galleries proposal. To date, no specific funding has been allocated to the Museum by my Department for the proposed development of the north block of Clarke Square at Collins Barracks. However, the ongoing support and development of the National Cultural Institutions remains a priority for my Department.