Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (40)

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

40. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on whether the €4,000 offered by the Heritage Council for an oral history project is enough to halt the demise in the construction of traditional Slaney cots and traditional cot fishing practices on the river Slaney; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10097/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question no. 103 on 23rd January, 2018.

As I stated on that occasion, the Heritage Council is best placed to offer practical advise and assistance to local groups, and works in partnership with local communities, local authorities, voluntary groups, government departments, various agencies and national cultural institutions in order to deliver this vision through supporting a wide range of heritage projects and initiatives at community level. 

Funding decisions of the Council are a matter for the Council itself and I have no role in the matter.