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Carey, Donal

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - National Heritage.

The heritage services of the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht provide an information and education service to the general public, including young people and students, on all aspects of...More Button

Under the provisions of the Heritage Act, 1995, a function of the independent statutory Heritage Council, which the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht appointed last year, is to promote i...More Button

As the Minister stated in this House on Committee State of the Heritage Bill, when accepting an amendment proposed by Deputy Quill to provide that the functions of the Heritage Council would includ...More Button

While I understand the Deputy's concern, the area of responsibility of the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, particularly with regard to heritage, has been dealt with in my reply. His...More Button

I gave a full reply about heritage which is the responsibility of my Department. While I would like to assist the Deputy, she is engaging in contortion by applying history and heritage together. ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Film Industry.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 and 7 together.More Button

I am satisfied that the measures in the Finance Bill, 1996, which provide for the continuation of a revised section 35 investment incentive scheme for a further three years until 1999, ensure the ...More Button

As for the position of the indigenous film industry raised by the Deputies, I am pleased that one of the major successful achievements of the Government's package to date has been the steadily incr...More Button

Sixteen indigenous productions have either recently been released or are due to be released in the next 12 months. Several indigenous films have won international awards including “Korea”, “Ailsa”,...More Button

During Committee Stage of the Bill dealing with this matter there was a long debate on section 35. Part of the reason for the examination by INDECON was to find out what could be done in the futur...More Button

I presume the Deputy is referring to the article by Michael Foley in The Irish Times this week in which there was a reference to Mr. Laurie Borg, one of the producers of “Sense and Sensibil...More Button

I would not treat the Deputy in a trivial manner. She asked me a serious question and I made a serious effort to answer it. I did not detail at length the costs of film making in this country but...More Button

I have a great deal of information to hand but I do not have the information the Deputy requested. If it is available in the Department I will supply it to the Deputy. I did not anticipate such a ...More Button

I have given a full reply to Deputy Quill. The matter of an individual giving his opinion that one producer is dominating costs or being adversely critical of the entire film industry should be ta...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Public Arts Schemes.

To date my Department has had no function in the operation of a “1 per cent” for art scheme, which has been operated through the Department of the Environment and the Office of Public Works.More Button

Arising from consultations with the Minister for the Environment in relation to the 1 per cent arts scheme, a public art research project was initiated in December 1994.More Button

A steering committee to oversee, monitor and advance the project was established under the chair of the Department of the Environment, comprising a representative from my own Department in additio...More Button

The steering committee appointed consultants to carry out research and prepare a report to advise the committee on the approach that should be taken in the development of a more effective strategy ...More Button

On receipt of the final report from the steering committee, a decision will be taken as to the next stage for the development of a more effective strategy in public art. Arrangements for publicati...More Button

I do not disagree with the Deputy in regard to more local involvement. The application for the 1 per cent scheme for public art has produced some fine exhibitions, one of which is in Bunratty in ...More Button

When the report comes to hand the question of a debate in the House will be considered. I hope the report, which can make a valuable contribution, will be debated in the House. That is not to be c...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Comharchumainn Ghaeltachta

Íocann mo Roinnse deontais reachtála agus deontais chaipitil le comharchumainn Ghaeltachta áirithe chun cuidiú leo forbairt na comharaíochta a chur chun cinn sa G...More Button

Bíonn cúnamh le fáil, chomh maith, ag comharchumainn Ghaeltachta — nó ag comhlachtaí faoina scáth — ó Údarás na Gaeltachta...More Button

Ar mhaithe le dúbailt a sheachaint agus ar mhaithe le dea-riarachán is fearr cúram na gcomharchumann Gaeltachta a bheith ar eagraíocht amháin agus, ag cur c&uacut...More Button

Tuigim nach bhfuil bainisteoirí comharchumann áirithe sásta lena bhfuil ar intinn agus tá cruinniú iarrtha acu leis an Roinn chun an cheist a phlé. T&aacu...More Button

Níl sé go léir críochnaithe go fóill ach nuair a bheidh gach rud déanta beidh an tÚdarás in ann a lán rudaí a dhéanamh d...More Button

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, ní glacaim leis an dtuairim sin ar chor ar bith. Táim sásta gur chun leas na gcomharchumann a bhfuil beartaithe, sa mhéid is go mbeidh siad ag ...More Button

Mar a dúirt mé sa fhreagra bhí cúnamh le fáil ag na comharchumainn ón Údarás agus b'in an fáth go ndearnamar athbhreithniú sa R...More Button

Bhí an rún sin á phlé idir an tÚdarás agus Bord Fáilte. Níl a dhóthain eolais agam ina thaobh sin agus ní féidir liom f...More Button

Tá socrú déanta idir an Roinn Turasóireachta agus an tÚdarás agus níl a fhios agam céard atá sa socrú.More Button

Thionól an tAire Turasóireachta cruinniú idir an tÚdarás agus Bord Fáilte. Dúirt na daoine sa Roinn liom go raibh socrú críochn&uacut...More Button

Mar a dúirt mé sa chéad fhreagra a thug mé, ní glacaim leis an tuairim sin ar chor ar bith. Tá cúramaí speisialta ag an Roinn agus má...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Ulster Canal Project.

The position is as outlined in the reply to Question No. 39 from the Deputy on 14 February. No funds have yet been allocated for the restoration of the Ulster Canal.More Button

The allocation of funds to meet the Waterways Service share of the feasibility study, which it is proposed will be commissioned jointly by the Waterways Service and their counterparts in Northern ...More Button

I intend to see that this matter is progressed quickly.More Button

It is a matter of agreement between two groups, one in Northern Ireland and one in the South. I will pursue the matter and see that it is expedited.More Button

Written Answers. - Music Industry Development.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 12, 18 and 31 together.More Button

The Irish Business and Employer Confederation, IBEC, music industry group report Striking the Right Note makes recommendations in relation to the music industry. In addition, Deputies will ...More Button

The IBEC report recommends that a specially designated body or music board should be established to provide a focus for future initiatives in the music area. I understand that FORTE has also been...More Button

I draw the attention of the Deputy to the fact that the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht has already been able to respond to some of the recommendations in the IBEC report and the inter...More Button

Maidir le ballraíocht FORTE. Táim sásta go bhfuil trasghearradh daoine i gceist a bhfuil sé de chumas iontu labhairt le heolas agus le taithí faoi ghnéith...More Button

Ní miste a lua gur lorgaigh FORTE aighneachtaí ó na páirtithe leasmhara uile trí fhógraí a chuir i Anois, Saol, LÁ, The Irish News, The B...More Button

Written Answers. - Quin Abbey (Clare) Plans.

I refer the Deputy to the reply of 2 May 1996 which he received on this matter in which it was made clear that any future plans for Quin Abbey were contingent on property acquisitions in the vicini...More Button

Written Answers. - National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The former Wildlife Service now forms part of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS. I am pleased to be in a position to inform the Deputy that the NPWS has recently recruited additional r...More Button

Written Answers. - Dungarvan Castle (Waterford) Restoration.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 21 and 32 together.More Button

The first phase of an archaeological excavation was carried out at Dungarvan Castle last year. The second and final phase of the excavation will commence this month and take approximately eight we...More Button

Written Answers. - Habitats of Nesting Birds.

All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife Act, 1976, which provides, subject to certain exceptions, that it is an offence to take or destroy the eggs or nest of a wildbird or disturb a wildbi...More Button

Written Answers. - Use of Irish Language.

Is í aidhm mo Roinne-se maidir le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge ná a húsáid a chothú agus a bhuanú sa Ghaeltacht agus a leathadh sa chuid eile den tír ar...More Button

Aithnítear i gClár an Rialtais chun Athnuachana gur gá, má táthar chun úsáid na Gaeilge a leathnú, go mbraithfeadh an pobal go gcuirfí...More Button

Is é Bord na Gaeilge an bord stáit a bunaíodh chun an Ghaeilge, agus go háirithe a húsáid mar theanga bheo agus mar ghnáthmheán cumarsá...More Button

— monatóireacht ar chur i bhfeidhm threoirlínte an Rialtais i leith an dátheangachais;More Button

— teagmhálacha leis an earnáil ghnó chun úsáid na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn san earnáil sin;More Button

— úsáid na Gaeilge a chothú sna healaíona agus i bhforbairt phobail — mar shampla, Amharclann de hÍde agus Coillte Mach, an Baile Dátheangach; ...More Button

— tacaíochta do thograí chun an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn — ar nós Comórtas Ghlór na nGael, féilte agus ócáidí.More Button

Chomh maith leis sin rinne an bord feachtas fograíochta meán cumarsáide a choimisiúnú dírithe ar úsáid na Gaeilge a mhéadú i bh...More Button

Is comhartha eile í de na hiarrachtaí atá ar bun chun úsáid na Gaeilge a leathnú ná bunú Theilifís na Gaeilge. Is fianaise í b...More Button

Written Answers. - Letterkenny (Donegal) Theatre Project.

I have made an offer in principle of grant assistance of £1,500,000, to Donegal County Council towards the cost of developing the Letterkenny Theatre, under the cultural development incentive...More Button

Written Answers. - Religious Television Station.

Under current legislation the provision of broadcasting services is a matter for RTÉ and the Independent Radio and Television Commission through its broadcasting contractors. Deputies will b...More Button

Pending the establishment of Teilifís na Gaeilge as a separate legal entity, any proposal for the use of the network in this manner would have to be in conformity with the provisions of the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Protection of Wildlife Habitats.

There is strict protection for wildlife habitats in areas owned or under the control of my Department e.g. national parks, nature reserves and refuges for fauna. In relation to private lands, sect...More Button

Special protection areas — SPAs — designated under the Birds Directive provide for the protection of the habitats of bird species and for the prevention of excessive disturbance of the ...More Button

Under the rural environment protection scheme, implemented by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, farmers are paid to farm their land in an environmentally friendly way. They receive ...More Button

To further protect important natural habitats a Bill to amend the Wildlife Act, 1976, is being prepared and the EU Habitats Directive will be transposed into Irish law in the coming months. In acc...More Button

Written Answers. - National Museum Opening Hours.

The question of the opening hours of the National Museum has been looked at periodically over the past few years. The museum is satisfied that the opening hours as they currently operate adequatel...More Button

Written Answers. - Bull Island (Dublin) Nature Reserve.

The EU Structural Fund allocation for national parks and nature reserves comes to £6.65 million. Within this a sum of £2.3 million has been allocated for a project which involves the ...More Button

Dublin Corporation owns and manages the terrestrial part of the North Bull Island Nature Reserve and the NPWS manages the foreshore or marine part of the reserve. The corporation has provided a vi...More Button

The NPWS, who are responsible for the State foreshore part of the reserve, will be examining the information currently available to visitors on its birdlife, marine ecology and its status as a rese...More Button

In advance of the assessment by NPWS it is difficult to estimate the costs that might be involved, however, they could be expected to be between £5,000 and £10,000.More Button

Written Answers. - Udarás na Gaeltachta.

Tá breithniú ginearálta á dhéanamh agam faoin gceist sin ach níl aon leasuithe bunúsacha beartaithe agam sa ghearr-thréimhse.More Button

Written Answers. - Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge.

Faoi Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge íocann mo Roinnse £4.00 in aghaidh an lae i leith gach foghlaimeora aitheanta a bhíonn ar iostas i dteach Gaeltachta.More Button

Rinneadh méadú substaintiúil ar an deontas anuraidh — ó £3.50 go dtí £4.00 in aghaidh an lae — agus níl sé i gceist á...More Button

Ar ndóigh, níl sa chúnamh a íocann mo Roinn féin ach cuid den teacht isteach a bhíonn le fáil ag na teaghlaigh Ghaeltachta a choinníonn Foghl...More Button

Tá soláthar £1.95 milliún i meastacháin mo Roinne i mbliana le haghaidh íocaíochtaí faoi Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge. Is s...More Button