22/02/19

Minister Madigan announces extended deadline for submissions on Heritage Ireland 2030

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, today announced that a further period of one month is being allowed for the public and community heritage groups to have their say on Heritage Ireland 2030, the new national heritage plan for Ireland.

The public consultation, which was launched by the Minister on 1 November 2018, has attracted huge interest, with more than 70 consultation events being held around the country to date and over 400 submissions already received. Speaking today, Minister Madigan said:

“I would like to pay tribute to all of those community groups and organisations, particularly the Heritage Officer Network and the Heritage Council, who have come forward and organised so many consultation events around the country. There have been 74 events so far, and more are being arranged all the time. In order to allow as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute, I have listened to the Heritage Officers and other groups who have asked for more time. Accordingly, I have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until 31 March 2019.”

These public events are just one of four ways in which people can participate in the consultation. They are also invited to:

– go to the Heritage Ireland 2030 section on the Department’s website and complete the on-line survey https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030

– send a written submission by post to Heritage Ireland 2030, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Custom House, Dublin 1.

– or email a submission to HeritageIreland2030@chg.gov.ie

To find out about Heritage Ireland 2030 public events in their own county, people should contact the Heritage Officer in their local authority. A list of Heritage Officers is available on the Heritage Council website www.heritagecouncil.ie.

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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