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Burton, Joan

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Traveller Culture

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the funding provided for the Travellers' Journey exhibition at the National Museum in Turlough Park, County Mayo, in each of the years 2017, 2018, and to date in 2019; the funding provided for tins...More Button

I wish to ask the Minister about her Department's approach to the inclusion of people from the Traveller community in funding for the arts and why, when I tabled a question recently in this respect...More Button

Traveller Culture (Continued)

The question covered elements of funding that are disbursed by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. More Button

In view of the Minister's response, which quotes extensively from documents and publications by her Department concerning her Department's funding for Travellers and Traveller artists, I would like...More Button

The Minister's explanation is seriously deficient and it is also an insult to Traveller artists. When other artists the Department deals with raise issues, are they referred to the Department of J...More Button

These artists are deserving of the Minister's recognition and respect.More Button

No, it is not.More Button

On a point of order-----More Button

-----the then Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, did not "allow" ethnicity. I was there.More Button

I was Tánaiste at the time.More Button

It was a decision of the collective Dáil and was celebrated by people far and wide.More Button

It was not "allowed."More Button

I apologise, but I felt it was an important point.More Button

Urban Development

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she has held discussions with Dublin City Council regarding the renovation of a number of historic markets in Dublin such as the Iveagh Market on Francis Street; and if she will make a statement...More Button

This question relates to the historic markets in Dublin city. I am asking specifically about the Iveagh Market and the Moore Street market. The Minister has indicated previously that she has had ...More Button

Urban Development (Continued)

I asked if the Minister has held discussions about renovating a number of historic markets in Dublin such as the Iveagh Market. The Iveagh Market was just a particular example because its dilapida...More Button

The Minister is from Dublin and has responsibility for culture. There is an enormous opportunity for her to step in and play a vital role in saving the Iveagh Market which is in serious danger o...More Button

What progress has been made on Moore Street? I thought the Minister was to take some additional initiatives.More Button

I find the Minister's attitude quite extraordinary. I do not know if she has ever been to Francis Street, the Liberties or the Coombe, but the Iveagh Market is an extraordinary feature of the area...More Button

I would like to know what are the next steps for Moore Street. Is Moore Street just being handed over to Dublin City Council? I would be sad if that was the case because the Government of which...More Button

Artists' Remuneration

Are two questions being taken?More Button

Artists' Remuneration (Continued)

I know the Minister was a novelist in the past. Were Sean O’Casey writing about the likes of the Young Covey today, the characters would be struggling artists because they are the people at the bo...More Button

Can I just finish on this?More Button

Of the €5 million given to the Arts Council, €3.75 million was a reallocation-----More Button

-----so the real increase is €1.25 million.More Button

As Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, we expect the Minister to fight for artists who are genuinely struggling to cope with low pay, poor terms and conditions and sporadic work. In ...More Button

Excuse me, I produced a major policy document.More Button

The Minister has not read her brief. That is her problem. We will send it in the post to her.More Button

Government Information Service (Continued)

An extraordinary number of women have stood down from running for elective office in the UK because of what has happened to them in terms of trolling and threats via social media. The Taoiseach ha...More Button

We want everybody to be able to participate in elections. The trolls will not put me off running for election. I am sure they will not put off Deputy Lisa Chambers. However, we have just witne...More Button

Yes, definitely.More Button

Brexit Preparations

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of staff in his Department working on Brexit preparedness.More Button

Everybody appreciates the hard work the Taoiseach and his team have put into Brexit, particularly the work of the officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and his Department. That ...More Button

We discussed a potential resolution for this previously. I acknowledge that much work has been done in Dublin Port, but why are Rosslare, Waterford and Cork not being prepared to take all the so...More Button

Invasive Species Policy

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if her attention has been drawn to the number of invasive plants, animals and insects in the ecosystem here; her plans to assess the ecological risks of invasive species; her plans to assess the es...More Button

Culture Ireland

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the funding allocated to Culture Ireland in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) th...More Button

National Monuments

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the status of her plans for Moore Street; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Arts Funding

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the funding allocated to the Arts Council in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the projected funding for 2020; if her attention has been drawn to comments from the arts community (details supplied) t...More Button

Commencement of Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the timeline for the commencement of the Family Law Act 2019; his plans to commence all sections of the Act at once; if some sections will have to wait for a longer commencement period; if so, the ...More Button