Minister Humphreys confirms name of newly configured Department
Minister Heather Humphreys has today (Tuesday) confirmed that the name of her newly reconfigured Department has been approved by Government as the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
The new name reflects the broader remit of the reconfigured Department, which retains all of the responsibilities of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with additional responsibility for a wide range of programmes programmes relating to rural and regional affairs and development.
Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:
“This name reflects the wide range of responsibilities under my Department’s remit. Placing ‘Arts’ at the start of the title also reflects the fact that the arts division accounts for the biggest portion of my Department’s budget. In 2016, arts, culture and film will account for half of the budget under my reconfigured Department. My Department’s website and associated materials will be updated to reflect the new name in the coming days.”