Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
The Irish Government’s Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht oversees the conservation, preservation, protection and presentation of Ireland's heritage and cultural assets. The Department also seeks to promote the Irish language and to support the Gaeltacht. One of its key functions is to support arts, culture, film and music, as well as to oversee Ireland's cultural institutions. The Department acknowledges the fine art and cultural heritage of the country by providing the capital infrastructure for the National Cultural Institutions, as well as influencing the development of the private sector cultural industry through appropriate financial support for projects supporting the cultural infrastructure in Ireland.