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Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media | Extent to which culture, arts, sports and media are adequately developed and expanded to benefit the economy

To ask the Minister for Tourism; Culture; Arts; Gaeltacht; Sport and Media the extent to which she continues to ensure that the culture, arts, sports and media elements of her portfolio are adequately developed and expanded to meet current and future needs with consequent benefit for the economy, if any particular one of these sectors requires further attention; and if she will make a statement on the matter.


As I advised the  House in reply to Parliamentary question No. 73 of 24th of February last, my Department’s Statement of Strategy 2021-2023 published in August 2021, sets out the actions that my Department will take over the coming period to enrich the quality of life in Ireland through supporting the development of tourism, culture, arts, sports, media and Irish language.

These sectors are all of immense value to the citizens of this country not just from a social and community wellbeing perspective but also through their economic value to Ireland and indeed the cultural importance of the language and Gaeltacht areas of the country.   

My Department engages with the stakeholders across these areas to meet the any ongoing and emerging challenges arising in those sectors.

The Deputy may also wish to refer to the opening statements made by myself and Minister of State Jack Chambers, at our recent meeting the Joint Oireachtas Committee Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media in relation to the work of my Department.  These can be found here and here.

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