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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Cultural Policy (19 Sep 2019)

Niamh Smyth: 16. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has made observations and or submissions on the protection of cultural spaces in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37878/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Cultural Policy (19 Sep 2019)

Niamh Smyth: Has the Minister or her Department made any observations or submissions in respect of the protection of cultural spaces in Dublin, and will she make a statement on the matter?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Cultural Policy (19 Sep 2019)

Josepha Madigan: My Department provides significant capital support for the enhancement and protection of cultural spaces under Project Ireland 2040, the Government's long-term overarching strategy for investment in Ireland’s public infrastructure. Under the programme, the Department was allocated almost €1.2 billion for capital expenditure over a ten-year period to 2027. As the Deputy will be...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Cultural Policy (19 Sep 2019)

Niamh Smyth: The Minister met the organisers of the Give Us the Night campaign, who are concerned about the recent closure of the Bernard Shaw pub and the Tivoli Theatre. They feel that, bit by bit, our cultural capital and identity are being eroded by the loss of such venues to make way for hotels, student accommodation and apartment blocks. 12 o’clock We know the Government has not helped...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Wildlife Conservation

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Deputy Durkan has requested permission for Deputy McLoughlin to take his question.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 10. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the action she can take to restore or protect 82 species of birds and animals deemed to be extinct or threatened; if her Department can sponsor specific schemes nationally to address the red lists species; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37724/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Tony McLoughlin: I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this question on behalf of my colleague Deputy Durkan who is at a meeting. He asks the Minister what actions she can take to restore or protect 82 species of birds and animals threatened with extinction, if the Department can sponsor specific schemes nationally to address the red lists species and if she will make a statement on...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Josepha Madigan: My Department, through its National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, is responsible for implementing the Wildlife Act 2018, the primary legislation underpinning the protection of biodiversity and nature in Ireland. The Wildlife Act 2018 affords protection to a range of habitats and species and provides for regulation and control of activities that impinge on biodiversity, such as hunting...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Tony McLoughlin: I know that Deputy Durkan, and I suppose everyone in this Chamber, is concerned about the many sensitive species of birds and animals, such as the corncrake and others. People tell me regularly that the corncrake is nearly a thing of the past. It is vitally important that the Department, the officials and the Minister do everything that can be done, particularly to enhance or increase the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Josepha Madigan: The Deputy mentioned the corncrake. The population of corncrakes in Ireland has been monitored annually since 1993 but it is critically low, with an estimated 83% decline between 1978 and 2018 with only 153 calling males remaining. The breeding range population declined by 86% between 1972 and 2018. Since 2005 the population has remained stable and there are nine special areas of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Question No. 11 answered with Question No.7.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Wildlife Conservation (19 Sep 2019)

Question No.12 replied to with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Museum (19 Sep 2019)

National Museum

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Museum (19 Sep 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: 13. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she has taken to fund the National Museum of Ireland plans to reflect fully the history of Ireland in a permanent exhibition in Collins Barracks from the United Irishmen, the Famine, the Fenians and onwards. [37936/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Museum (19 Sep 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: This question relates to the National Museum of Ireland and asks what steps the Minister will take to help the museum as it continues its preparation to add to its exhibitions in Collins Barracks of various periods of Irish history, in particular the modern part.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Museum (19 Sep 2019)

Josepha Madigan: As I have previously advised the House, decisions on the curation and presentation of temporary or permanent exhibitions within national cultural institutions are operational matters for the relevant cultural institutions. However, I understand that the National Museum of Ireland is at the initial stages of planning a major new history of Ireland gallery which will eventually cover the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Museum (19 Sep 2019)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I am aware of the National Museum's plans. I am also aware that 22 years ago it moved much of its collection to Collins Barracks. I have a particular interest because my father worked in the National Museum for more than 30 years. At the time of the move to Collins Barracks, we were told the site would allow for a large expansion in the exhibition space in order that the museum could...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Inland Waterways Development (19 Sep 2019)

Josepha Madigan: There would be a collaborative approach on the canals. Waterways Ireland is ultimately guided by a three-year aquatic weed management plan. It is informed by operational needs and best international practice. The plan considers both the protected and invasive aquatic weed species and pays due cognisance to the need for biosecurity during all aquatic weed control operations in order to...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Inland Waterways Development (19 Sep 2019)

Question No. 8 replied to with Written Answers.

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