DAST to be disbanded?

The report on the front page of the Sunday Times today reads that An Bord Snip Nua (a ridiculous name for the committee charged with assessing spending in the government departments – every time I hear it it I think of circumcision) is to recommend the abolition of the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism. Rumours are abound that the arts and sports functions of DAST will be assimilated into a new Department of Recreation along with the functions of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht affairs.

There is no mention of what would happen the QUANGO’s associated with each Dept in the brief piece in the Sunday Times. The report goes to the Department of Finance early this week and it will be up to Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan to pick his way through the many recommendations spanning all government departments. More on this when rumours can be confirmed (or refuted) next week…

Irish Times article here

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