Dáil Éireann - Volume 526 - 15 November, 2000

Written Answers. - Access Funding.

225. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands if he has received a submission from Wicklow County Council and Bray Urban District Council for funding under the arts and culture capital enhancement support scheme; his views on the strong case being made for funding the arts in County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26021/00]

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Miss de Valera): The closing date for applications under the ACCESS, arts and culture capital enhancement support scheme was 31 October 2000. Some 170 applications for funding were received including a joint application from Wicklow County Council and Bray Urban District Council. The applications are going through a detailed assessment procedure at present. I expect to be in a position to announce details of funding decisions early in 2001.