Smyth to host National Arts Policy consultation in Cavan-Monaghan

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts, Culture & Heritage and TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, will host a public consultation as she formulates a policy paper on Arts Education and Arts in Education.   Deputy Smyth has held several consultations throughout the country and will be hosting the final one in her own constituency of Cavan-Monaghan. […]

Department spending cut will be felt across rural Ireland – €150m slashed from Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs budget

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Government’s decision to cut the budget of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs will serious repercussions for communities right across the country. The €150m reduction will be taken from the Department’s budget over the next three years. Deputy Smyth commented, “This decision […]

Heritage Council without a Board for more than 6 months

– 14 out of 15 positions are vacant –   Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts & Heritage Niamh Smyth says it’s completely unacceptable that 14 posts on the Board of the Heritage Council have been left vacant.  Information provided to Fianna Fáil reveals that four of these positions have been vacant for almost three and […]