Jimmy Deenihan said he wants to ensure that a dynamic and substantial programme is delivered
Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan has said that he would be meeting the Board of Limerick City of Culture, the city council and the arts community next week to try to ensure that a dynamic and substantial programme is delivered.
His comments come in the wake of the resignation of Artistic Director Karl Wallace earlier this week, and the controversy surrounding the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Ryan.
On RTÉ’s This Week programme, Mr Deenihan said he would raise the issue of Mr Wallace’s resignation.
He said it was important that all sides worked to get the project back on track as soon as possible.
Mr Deenihan also said he has asked the Chairman of the City of Culture board Pat Cox to consider adding members of the artistic community in Limerick to the board.
He said prior to the Budget 2014, the Government had made a commitment to the board and the city council that the project would have funding that would match its programming and a figure of €6m was mentioned.