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Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: My Department runs a Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme. Funding available under this scheme is typically capped at €5,000. Full details of the scheme are available on my Department's website (). Applications for 2020 closed on 24th April 2020 and details of allocations may be also be found on the website (). There were no applications from County Carlow or County...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Film Industry (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The Government supports the continued growth of the audiovisual industry and considers skills development as a key facet of this growth. Recent years have seen a firm focus on skills development and career progression rather than on training. Section 481 tax relief requires beneficiaries to provide opportunities for training and skills development in the course of production. Changes were...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Film Industry (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The Deputy is referring to the Report of the Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht entitled Development and Working Conditions in the Irish Film Industry, published in July 2018. Recommendation 4 of that Report called on the Irish Film Board (now Screen Ireland) to reconstitute the board's film forum, with an independent chair, to allow all stakeholders in the sector to meet...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Arts Funding (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The Arts Council is the main route through which the Government funds the arts and artists in Ireland. The 2020 allocation to the Council has been increased to €100 million. It includes an additional €20 million allocated last month in recognition of the challenges facing the sector. The Arts Council has indicated that it will allocate a significant proportion of the...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 35, 39, 42 and 50 together. Since the advent of the crisis, my Department and the bodies under its aegis have continuously engage with the arts and culture sector to best understand the challenges. Officials from my Department have engaged with and had meetings with a broad range of stakeholders including resource organisations, advocacy groups and...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Culture Policy (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 36 and 47 together. As the Deputy will be aware the Programme for Government sets out at an exciting and challenging agenda for all Departments over the coming years, including my own newly configured Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht. The commitments contained in the Programme for Government have provided me with a...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Creative Ireland Programme (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The Creative Ireland Programme is an all-of-Government, culture-based initiative led by my Department and designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing through participation in creative activities. All 31 local authorities have been, and will remain, crucial to the successful delivery of the Creative Ireland Programme. Support for the local authorities under the...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 43 and 55 together. On 19 June, the Government, based on public health advice provided by the National Public Health Emergency Team, approved the rephasing of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Apart from some exceptions, most sectors were brought forward to Phase 3, which began on Monday 29 June. Due to social distancing and public...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Night-Time Economy (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 45 and 46 together. The establishment of a Night time Economy Taskforce is a key commitment in the Programme for Government and my Department is leading on this commitment. The aim of the proposed Taskforce is to look at innovative approaches to supporting and developing a vibrant, diverse night time culture and economy in Ireland and it is intended that...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Maoiniú d’Eagrais Ghaeilge (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: Is iad aidhmeanna an Chiste d'Ollscoileanna Idirnáisiúnta dea-thoil i leith na Gaeilge a chothú agus a chur chun cinn taobh amuigh den Stát, trasna na hEorpa, sna Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá, i gCeanada agus níos faide ó bhaile agus ardán a chur ar fáil ionas gur féidir teacht ar an nGaeilge agus í a chur i lár an aonaigh mar...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Arts Policy (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: Late last year, a new €4.7m capital investment scheme was launched for arts and culture centres across the country. Applications were invited for the Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022 and the closing date was in January. The Scheme focuses on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres that operate as not-for-profit organisations throughout the country and that have a...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: National Biodiversity Plan (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: My Department is responsible for the implementation of a range of legislation and policy relating to biodiversity and nature in Ireland and is the National Focal Point for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an overarching international agreement underpinning global biodiversity conservation. In this context, my Department is the lead authority for the National Biodiversity...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: National Parks and Wildlife Service (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: There is a commitment in the Programme for Government to review the remit, status and funding of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to ensure that it is playing an effective role in delivering its overall mandate and enforcement role in the protection of wildlife. Preparatory work on this matter can commence once the formal transfer of functions process has been completed. An...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: National Biodiversity Plan (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: My Department is responsible for the implementation of a range of legislation and policy relating to biodiversity and nature in Ireland and is the National Focal Point for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, an overarching international agreement underpinning global biodiversity conservation. In this context, my Department is the lead authority for the National Biodiversity Action...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Legislative Programme (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I am aware of two pieces of heritage related EU legislation which require transposition into Irish law by my Department. The transposition of Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (Environmental Impact Assessment) should be complete by September 2020. Statutory instruments amending the...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: EU Legislation (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The are 4 cases being taken by the European Commission against Ireland, which fall within the remit of the heritage area of my Department as follows: 1. Peatlands - Infringement No. 2010/2161 - this case relates to the regulation of peatlands under the Habitats Directive and the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. A peatlands programme of measures has been developed, in discussion...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Legislative Programme (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016 has been passed by Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. 16 amendments to the Bill have been made in the Seanad, which will require consideration by the Dáil. This is the only Bill on heritage matters, within my remit, which is currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The status of the Bill is set out in the table below: ...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Architectural Heritage (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I am aware of the recent list of ‘Ireland’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings 2020’ by An Taisce and share their concerns about the future of all buildings and structures at risk throughout the Country. My role with regard to the protection and management of our architectural heritage is set out in the provisions of relevant legislation, as are the roles of local...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Culture Policy (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 115, 116, 118, 126 and 127 together. Primary support for the arts in Ireland is delivered by the Arts Council, which is independent in its funding decisions under the Arts Act 2003. The Arts Council established an Expert Advisory Group to make key recommendations which would support the arts through the Covid-19 and ensure that the sector recovered. In a...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Culture Policy (22 Jul 2020)

Catherine Martin: The mission statement of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is published in the Statement of Strategy on the Department's website at this link: . A revised Statement of Strategy will be developed by my Department in the coming months.

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