Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (90)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

90. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform that budget 2020 will make sufficient provision to ensure that the Taoiseach’s commitment to double funding for the arts by 2024 is met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39498/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

This Government is committed to supporting the culture sector and has provided significant capital support for the enhancement and protection of cultural spaces under Project Ireland 2040, the Government's long-term strategy for investment in Ireland’s public infrastructure. Under this programme, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was allocated almost €1.2 billion for capital expenditure over a ten-year period to 2027.

The Deputy will be aware that it is customary to make no comment on specific Budgetary allocations in advance of the Budget.