Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Departmental Funding

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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8. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide a schedule of the amount of funds, beneficiary of funds and use of funds released by his Department under the per cent for art scheme in each of the past five years to date in 2023, in tabular form. [23577/23]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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No funds have been released by my Department under the Per Cent for Art scheme during the period in question. However, as a Department, we are committed to supporting Irish artists and promoting Irish design throughout our mission network. An allocation has been made in the budget for the Ireland House Tokyo project which is in line with that offered in the Per Cent scheme.  The Ireland House Tokyo project has an expected finish date of December 2024.

In addition, the OPW is currently fitting out office accommodation in Dublin City Centre to consolidate three existing Department of Foreign Affairs premises. The Per Cent scheme will apply to this project. My Department will work with the OPW to showcase Irish art and design to the significant number of international delegations and guests that we receive.  


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