Statement from Green Party Minister Malcolm Noonan on doubling of Heritage Budget since 2020
The heritage budget has more than doubled since Green Party Minister for Heritage Malcolm Noonan took office, from €71m in 2020 to €147.5m in 2023.
Regarding the funding increase, Minister Noonan stated;
“It’s a privilege to be part of a Government that understands the value of our natural and built heritage, and ensures that it is protected for the benefit of all - even when times are tough. We know from the experience of recent years that nature, ancient monuments and historic buildings on this island enrich our lives. This investment will enable my Department to expand its work with communities, specialists and stakeholders all over the country to ensure that our heritage is conserved, restored and resilient for the future.”