Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (292)

Clare Daly


292. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will put in place a criterion for Arts Council funding which ensures that public moneys awarded by this body are not used for unethical purposes. [12203/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Arts)

The Deputy will be aware that responsibility for the promotion of the arts at all levels throughout the country is primarily devolved to the Arts Council. Under the Arts Act 2003, the Arts Council is statutorily independent in its day-to-day operations and my Department has no role to play in its executive or funding decisions. Full information on the Council's funding decisions is made available in its funding decisions' database on its website – www.artscouncil.ie.