Work Programme 2004
Women in Sport (Deputy Deenihan)
Drugs — Minister Noel Ahern
Tourism - Regionalisation
Abbey Theatre - Centenary
Preparation for the Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Irish Language (Deputy Wall)
Volunteers including a meeting with Special Olympics Ireland (Mary Davis)
Music: the basic requirements for the successful teaching of music on the primary / secondary curriculum
Football Stadium Facilities
Theatre and Tax: Tanya Bannotti
Work Programme adoption
Clearance of Annual Report
Youth / Art / Sport used to reduce consumption of alcohol by young people (Deputies O’Malley and English)
Employment in the Gaeltacht: Údarás na Gaeltachta
Foras na Gaeilge
The role of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery in contemporary Irish Life
The Arts Council
Cross Border Bodies: Language, Waterways and Tourism
Attendance at relevant conferences and other travel as appropriate
Amateurism versus Professionalism in Sport (Senator O’Toole)
Legislation governing Departments of Arts, Sport and Tourism and Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
-Strategy Statements and Annual Reports of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.
a) Policy with Ministers/Ministers of State;
b) Administration with Secretaries General/designated Officers.
-Policies of Bodies under the aegis of both Departments.
Such other matters as may be referred by both Houses.
Such other matters under the Orders of Reference of the Joint Committee as it may decide.
Travel as necessary in the context of a matter for consideration subject to Standing Orders.
Dáil Select Committee
-Bills referred to the Committee by Dáil Éireann;
-Estimates for Public Services within the aegis of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs;
-Such other matters as may be referred.
The items listed for consideration in the programme are not in any order of priority as a timetable would impose rigidity and preclude the Joint Committee from responding to ongoing events. If necessary, therefore, this programme may be amended during the year to allow for new matters arising and such an amended programme shall be laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas.