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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

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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 of Economic Planning and Development was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1977. Its title and functions has changed on several occasions; while this table charts the legal successors to that department, its functions over that time were held by the predecessors of various current departments. It assumed its current title in 2017.

StatutesEdit

Statute Effect
1977 Act Establishment of the Department of Economic Planning and Development
S.I. No. 1/1980 Transfer of Economic Planning to the Department of Finance
S.I. No. 9/1980 Transfer of Energy from the Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy
S.I. No. 12/1980 Renamed as the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 288/1981 Transfer of Industry from the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
S.I. No. 289/1981 Renamed as the Department of Industry and Energy
S.I. No. 383/1983 Transfer of Industry to the Department of Industry and Energy
S.I. No. 385/1983 Renamed as the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 10/1993 Transfer of Forestry to the Department of Agriculture and Food
S.I. No. 12/1993 Transfer of Energy to the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications
S.I. No. 14/1993 Transfer of Trade from the Department of Industry and Commerce
S.I. No. 15/1993 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications
S.I. No. 16/1993 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Trade
S.I. No. 303/1997 Transfer of Trade to the Department of Industry and Commerce
S.I. No. 304/1997 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
S.I. No. 302/2002 Transfer of Arts and Culture from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands
S.I. No. 309/2002 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
S.I. No. 178/2010 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport
S.I. No. 140/2011 Transfer of Tourism and Sport to the Department of Transport
S.I. No. 164/2011 Transfer of Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands from Department of Culture, Heritage and Sport
S.I. No. 192/2011 Transfer of Heritage from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
S.I. No. 220/2011 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
S.I. No. 308/2016 Transfer of Rural Affairs from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
S.I. No. 357/2016 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
S.I. No. 350/2017 Renamed as the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
S.I. No. 354/2017 Transfer of Rural Affairs to the Department of Rural and Community Development

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