Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (369)

Peadar Tóibín


369. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht the amount spent to date on the Galway 2020 project; the amount that was taxpayers' money; her plans to proceed with Galway 2020 in light of the difficulties faced by the project due to Covid-19 disruptions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27090/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Media)

The Government commitment of €15 million to Galway 2020 remains in place with a total of €9,967,838 spent to date.

On 10 July last, following consideration and review, I approved a reimagined cultural programme for Galway 2020, which is based on the projects from Galway’s original winning bid to become Ireland’s 2020 European Capital of Culture. This reimagined programme includes more than 350 Irish artists working on the delivery of a range of projects covering the broad spectrum of art forms and addressing the varied sectors of society, including children, youth and older people, traveller community, people with intellectual and sensory disabilities and hospital patients.

All projects are subject to full adherence to public health restrictions arising from the impact of COVID-19, and a number of projects are now focusing on a digital delivery.