Financial allocations

Financial Allocations

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has a gross voted allocation of over €315 million in 2016, comprising of €236.4 million in current expenditure and €79 million in capital expenditure.


In addition, over €6 million in capital expenditure originally allocated in 2015 has been carried over into 2016, bringing the overall amount of voted funding available to the Department in 2016 to almost €322 million.

€60 million of the €315 million allocated in 2016 goes to the Arts Council, almost €23 million to Waterways Ireland, over €14 million to the Irish Film Board and over €13 million to An Foras Teanga. Grants to the National Museum, the National Gallery and the National Library account for almost €27 million. Taken together, funding to these seven bodies accounts for 44% of the Department’s allocation.

Close to €49 million will provide for an inclusive and wide ranging national commemorative initiative as an enduring acknowledgment of the 1916 Rising.

€35.8 million, or 11% of the Department’s 2016 allocation, is for salaries and other administration expenses in the Department.

Further information is available by following the links to the left of this page.



Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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