Government Buildings, Dublin 2.
Josepha Madigan (above) Minister for the Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht outlined the spending available to her department in Budget 2020 – a reported €354 million.
€7 million will go to peatlands restoration and conservation works, resulting in 1,800 hectares of restored peatland in 2020, 100 jobs being generated, and 28 million tonnes of carbon dioxide being stored.
An additional €1 million will be allocated to nature conservation and biodiversity programmes under the National Parks and Wildlife Service
In Irish language:
Údarás na Gaeltachta will receive an additional capital allocation of €1m bringing its core capital allocation to €10m (an increase of over 11% on 2019). as well as an additional €200k in current funding for Gaeltacht co-operatives
Arts Council funding for 2020 has increased by €5 million to €80 million. See yesterday’s post disputing that figure here]
€7.1 million in capital funding will be provided for the European City of Culture- Galway 2020
Screen Ireland is to receive additional funding of €1 million following the government’s decision to extend the Section 481 Film tax credit to 2024 and the regional uplift of 5%.
An additional €900,000 will be allocated to the Decade of Centenaries 2020 Programme and will include commemorative events such as Bloody Sunday on November 21 and the execution of Kevin Barry on November 1.
€1 million will be provided for the start of the transferring process of the National Symphony Orchestra to the remit of the National Concert Hall.
€250,000 will be provided to the amateur theatre sector.
Yesterday: Money For God’s Sake