I welcome today’s allocation to the Arts Council. I am pleased with the outcome especially in the circumstances of current public finances. I congratulate Minister Brennan in maintaining the Government’s existing significant commitment to the arts. The Arts Council looks forward to working with the Minister in the year ahead to build on this year’s provision.
The arts have enjoyed steady increases over a period of years which have been very welcome. The Arts Council will be continuing its work to achieve an allocation of over €100m for the arts annually.