Committee Reports::Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 2002-03 and Work Programme 2004::01 January, 2004::Appendix


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)

Western Development

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

Horse Racing

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

Consideration of:

-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.