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Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Irish: An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta) is a department of the Government of Ireland. The mission of the department is to promote and develop Ireland’s arts, culture and heritage; to advance the use of the Irish language and to facilitate sustainable regional and rural development, including the development of the Gaeltacht and Islands. It is led by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht who is assisted by one Minister of State.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
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Department overview
Formed8 July 1977
JurisdictionIreland
Headquarters23 Kildare Street,
Dublin 2, D02 TD30
53°20′24″N 6°15′21″W / 53.34000°N 6.25583°W / 53.34000; -6.25583
Minister responsible
Department executive
Websitechg.gov.ie

Departmental teamEdit

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are at 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The department also has offices in South Frederick Street in Dublin and in New Road, Killarney, County Kerry. The departmental team consists of the following:

OverviewEdit

In carrying out its mandate the department undertakes a variety of functions including:

  • formulation, development and evaluation of policy and structures to promote and foster the practice and appreciation of the creative and interpretative arts and to encourage the development of the Irish film industry
  • enabling the national cultural institutions to preserve and protect Ireland's movable heritage and cultural assets,
  • protecting the archaeological heritage and maintaining the Archaeological Survey of Ireland,
  • maintaining the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and recommending the protection of buildings of at least regional significance, and
  • creating an environment enabling the National Cultural Institutions to flourish through the provision of financial resources and an appropriate policy framework.

The Department is responsible for funding important Irish cultural institutions like

and organisations such as:

HistoryEdit

The department was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1977 as the Department of Economic Planning and Development, an act of the 15th Government of Ireland led by Jack Lynch. This act provided its function as:[2]

(a) to promote and co-ordinate economic and social planning for the development of the economy both generally and as respects different sectors thereof and different regions of the country,

(b) to identify the policies it considers necessary for general economic and social development and to report thereon to the Government,

(c) to identify in consultation with Departments of State and to review and appraise the plans and activities of such Departments giving effect to the policies for general economic and social development adopted by the Government,

(d) to make proposals to the Government for the co-ordination of the plans and activities referred to in paragraph (c) of this subsection and for their integration with national economic and social plans and

(e) to review the implementation of such national economic and social plans as may be approved of by the Government from time to time and to report thereon to the Government.

Over the years the name and functions of the department have changed several times by means of statutory instruments. The Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht has had its current title and functions since 2017.

Alteration of name and transfer of functionsEdit

Date Change
13 December 1977 Establishment of the Department of Economic Planning and Development[3]
1 January 1980 Transfer of Economic Planning to the Department of Finance[4]
21 January 1980 Renamed as the Department of Energy[5]
22 January 1980 Transfer of Energy from the Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy[6]
20 August 1981 Transfer of Industry from the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism[7]
21 August 1981 Renamed as the Department of Industry and Energy[8]
16 December 1983 Transfer of Industry to the Department of Industry and Energy[9]
17 December 1983 Renamed as the Department of Energy[10]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Forestry to the Department of Agriculture and Food[11]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Trade from the Department of Industry and Commerce[12]
21 January 1993 Transfer of Energy to the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications[13]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications[14]
20 January 1993 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Trade[15]
11 July 1997 Transfer of Trade to the Department of Industry and Commerce[16]
12 July 1997 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation[17]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Arts and Culture from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands[18]
19 June 2002 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism[19]
2 May 2010 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[20]
1 April 2011 Transfer of Tourism and Sport to the Department of Transport[21]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands from Department of Culture, Heritage and Sport[22]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Heritage from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government[23]
2 June 2011 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht[24]
9 June 2016 Transfer of Rural Affairs from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government[25]
7 July 2016 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs[26]
1 August 2017 Renamed as the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht[27]
27 July 2017 Transfer of Rural Affairs to the Department of Rural and Community Development[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2018". Irish Statute Book. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1977, Section 2: The Department of Economic Planning and Development". Irish Statute Book. 6 December 1977. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1977 (Appointed Day) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 9 December 1977. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Economic Planning and Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1980". Irish Statute Book. 2 January 1980. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Economic Planning and Development (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1980". Irish Statute Book. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1980". Irish Statute Book. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Industry (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1981". Irish Statute Book. 19 August 1981. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Energy (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1981". Irish Statute Book. 19 August 1981. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Industry (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1983". Irish Statute Book. 15 December 1983. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Industry and Energy (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1983". Irish Statute Book. 15 December 1983. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Foreign Trade (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Energy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Tourism (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Energy (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Trade (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Tourism and Trade (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Arts and Culture (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Tourism, Sport and Recreation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Arts, Sport and Tourism (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010". Irish Statute Book. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Tourism and Sport (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Tourism, Culture and Sport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Rural Affairs and Social Enterprise (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Rural Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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