20. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to acquire a site (details supplied) in view of its cultural and historic importance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10193/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Heritage Sites)

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett: I thank the office of the Ceann Comhairle for what it described as the procedural fluidity for allowing me to take Deputy Gino Kenny’s question this morning.
The Luggala House and estate are a jewel in a truly breath-taking location in the spectacular setting of the Wicklow mountains. The thought that this location, which should be enjoyed by walkers, tourists, locals and others, might be bought by some international property investor sends shivers down my spine. M...

24. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to highlight Traveller culture in a positive and meaningful way in view of the fact that Travellers are a distinct ethnic minority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10100/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Traveller Culture)

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett: On March 1 last year there was an historic, if belated, acknowledgement of Traveller ethnicity and culture. Beyond the symbolic importance of the recognition of Traveller ethnicity and culture, what practical steps and policies is the Minister with responsibility in the area of culture going to take to practically celebrate, acknowledge and promote Traveller culture as a crucial part of Ireland’s historic identity and culture?
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32. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the issue of sexual abuse and harassment exposed by women in the arts world both at home and abroad via movements (details supplied); the steps she is taking to address the gender inequality and systems of power that exist in the arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10099/18 asked on 28 Feb 2018 - Gender Equality)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): I have repeatedly stated that everyone, regardless of their job, is entitled to work in an atmosphere in which respect, dignity, fairness and equality are very much the norm. I have also reaffirmed my continued commitment to measures aimed at eliminating workplace harassment in the arts and culture sector
Last November, my predecessor met with leaders of Irish theatre organisations who had co-signed a statement condemnin...