Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (370)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

370. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the estimated cost in a full year if the budget for an organisation (details supplied) increased by 12%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28607/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

The allocations across my Department are published in the Revised Estimates Volume at www.per.gov.ie. My Department secured additional funding of over €36 million in 2019, an increase of 12% on the 2018 allocation and allowing for total expenditure of some €339 million on culture, language and heritage in 2019. As part of that overall funding, the organisation referred to by the Deputy received an additional 11% in 2019. The cost of increasing the 2019 budget for that organisation by 12% would be €2.4 million.