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Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht

National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Bill 2014: Discussion

3:45 pm

Photo of Fiach MacConghailFiach MacConghail (Independent) | Oireachtas source

Is there more opportunity to discuss with the Department how this might consolidate the artistic and business management independence? The Arts Council is different because it is a development agency and the National Concert Hall is not such an agency. In a sense, the hall is producing an art product and commissioning art work. As someone who has worked on both sides, including for a Minister, there is scope there for ambiguity. Has that been discussed at the board?

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