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Departmental Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (488)

Rose Conway-Walsh

Question:

488. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the level of direct Exchequer funding that is being provided to deliver the upgrading of the Royal Irish Academy of Music redevelopment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61832/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

Co-Funding of €6.8m from my Department with an additional €3m from the Department of Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has been approved for the redevelopment of the Royal Irish Academy of Music's (RIAM) premises at Westland Row. The balance of funding will be supplied by RIAM largely through philanthropy and their own resources.

The redevelopment will facilitate the Academy in expanding its capacity at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including a projected additional 108 full-time students and 1,291 part-time students.

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