09/08/11

09/08/2011 Deenihan launches review of The Irish Heritage Trust

Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has published an Irish Heritage Trust Review Issues Paper to allow interested parties and the public to input into a review of the Trust.

Minister Deenihan stated that “the Trust was established 5 years ago as an alternative mechanism to State acquisition of heritage properties. A review of its operation at this stage is timely.”

The Minister is of the view that “it is important to recognise where the Trust has succeeded in delivering on its mandate and to consider where the direction of the Trust should lie for the coming years in a dramatically changed economic environment.”

The Irish Heritage Trust Review Issues Paper is available here from the Department’s website www.ahg.gov.ie. The paper may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Rónán Whelan, Built Heritage and Architectural Policy Section, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Newtown Road, Wexford or telephone 053-9117376.

Submissions in relation to the Irish Heritage Trust review must be made in writing and marked “Irish Heritage Trust Review Issues Paper” and addressed to Mr. Rónán Whelan at the above address or via e-mail to builtheritage@environ.ie.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Friday 26th August 2011.

All those making submissions should be aware that submissions received may be subject to requests for release under the Freedom of Information Acts.

ENDS

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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