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Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 5.50 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November 2019.

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I referred to the 2009 figure.

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Josepha Madigan: It is important to note that figure included €6 million of capital funding, whereas the funding figure for the Arts Council for 2020 does not. There is a distinction to be drawn in that regard. One must bear in mind the €1.2 billion in capital investment. I acknowledge Deputy Ó Snodaigh's comments regarding the doubling of arts funding. The Taoiseach made that...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Niamh Smyth: I thank the Minister for her reflections on the contributions in respect of the report. Music generation is one of the projects that have been happening across the country for several years. Cavan and Monaghan ETB was one of the more recent ETBs to successfully come on board in that regard. Having spoken to some of the project workers there, I know that it is slow to get off the ground but...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Josepha Madigan: I will try to deal with some of the contributions of Deputies. I appreciate the comments they have made. I am delighted to inform Deputy Smyth that the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, through Creative Ireland and the Department's Gaeltacht division, is supporting Ealaíon na Gaeltachta and the Irish-language arts policy. That kicked off last week with advertisements...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Fiona O'Loughlin: I am glad to have the opportunity to speak on this report. I commend the Chair, the committee and my colleague, Deputy Niamh Smyth, who is passionate about the arts and the benefits they can bring to society and all of our communities. There were nine meetings of the committee and it came to the conclusion that arts do matter. They matter hugely in our society and country. If the...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

James Lawless: I am grateful for the opportunity to share a few brief thoughts on this report in this debate. I welcome the report and it is important that focus is placed on the arts and the supports that are required in terms of funding, Government structures and regulatory frameworks and how they all might work together to support everything from our small town or village festivals right through to...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Richard Boyd Barrett: The title of the report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is The Arts Matter. Politicians are quick to say they believe the arts matter whenever the issue is discussed, but when one actually looks at the level of support the State gives to the arts, it suggests that in reality the political system does not think the arts matter. It does not treat the...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I thank the committee and the committee secretariat. I had the luxury of being Chairman of the committee when it finalised the report, although I was not Chairman when it was initiated. It is very a valuable piece of work, in particular in regard to the insights we gained from the artists and those who came before the committee, and their wisdom is reflected in the report, which should be...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Josepha Madigan: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the motion and I thank Deputy Niamh Smyth for introducing it. We are all in agreement that arts and culture are of the utmost importance in the life and well-being of our country. I share the objectives of the Oireachtas joint committee to develop the arts and cultural sectors. Arts can be a great driver of social change and they confer great benefits...

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Joan Collins: I thank the Minister for his reply. He clarified and outlined the circumstances of the legislative process for a mother or father in recognising citizenship. In the case in question, Sofia was born in Spain. Kashka is Polish and Sinéad, who lives in Bangor Road, Crumlin, is Irish. That information is the media so my mentioning it is not a problem. Their daughter is stateless. They...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I welcome what the Minister said at the outset, that is, that he will consider this matter and hopefully find a pathway to allow Sofia to travel to Ireland. I genuinely hope he will be able to find that pathway as quickly as possible. It is specifically a matter of allowing passports for genuine cases in these instances until we have legislation in place. It is not a catch-all. As always...

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Charles Flanagan: I do not doubt any of the issues raised by Deputies Joan Collins and Ó Snodaigh. There are a number of issues involved that require some clarification. I would be happy to engage by way of written correspondence with the Deputies as soon as it is practicable after this debate. As they have acknowledged, there are a number of Departments involved. The Department of Foreign Affairs and...

Report on the Arts: Motion (7 Nov 2019)

Niamh Smyth: I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht entitled 'The Arts Matter', copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 15th May, 2019. As a member of the Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, I welcome this opportunity to open the debate on this important report. The joint...

Topical Issue Debate: Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell (7 Nov 2019)

Charles Flanagan: I agree with Deputy McGuinness that all those concerned, in particular, the family in question, would engage fully with Judge Haughton. I am very aware, having met with the family on a number of occasions myself, having engaged with Deputy McGuinness in the past, and having seen his advocacy and interest, that at the heart of this matter this loss of a loved one by the O'Farrell family. I...

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I concur with everything Deputy Collins just said. It looks, on the face it, like a very simple case of an Irish citizen stuck in Spain, because her mother is Irish, looking for travel documents to allow her, at the young age she is at, to come back to Ireland, to enjoy the company of both parents, to hopefully grow up in Ireland and to avail of a passport when that opportunity arises next...

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Passport Applications

Topical Issue Debate: Passport Applications (7 Nov 2019)

Joan Collins: I wish to raise the issue of the granting of a passport for Sofia, the child of Sinéad Deevy and Kashka Sankowska. This is in light of the fact that the Children and Family Relationships Bill has not been fully enacted, leaving Sofia effectively stateless and unable to travel home to Dublin. Both Ireland and Poland have refused to acknowledge the existence of Sinéad's and...

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