Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
National Cultural Institutions
28. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the planned transition of the National Symphony Orchestra to the National Concert Hall; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48551/21]
Following the publication of the report by RTÉ that it commissioned from independent consultants Helen Boaden and Mediatique on the RTÉ Orchestras entitled RTÉ Orchestras Ensuring a Sustainable Future, the Government agreed in principle that the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (RTÉ NSO) should come within the remit of the National Concert Hall (NCH).
Work is continuing in my Department with all stakeholders from RTÉ, NSO and the NCH to ensure a successful transfer of the National Symphony Orchestra from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall.
My intention is that the transfer of the NSO to the NCH will be completed this year.