Thursday, November 17, 2011

Public service reform news...

...actually there's little or no news for the film and broadcast areas in the Government's plans for public sector reform, which may be a source of relief.

So no abolition, merger or review is on the cards for the Irish Film Board (IFB) or the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO). There was consideration given in the past to merging or folding IFCO into the BAI - a proposal that may have had the only merit of offering the BAI an additional source of revenue.

The Government's plan does include a possible merger of the Commission for Communication Regulation with the BAI, and a merger of the Digital Hub with the IDA/Enterprise Ireland.

Lastly, the decentralisation of the Arts Council to Kilkenny has officially been kicked into touch. It was never going to happen.

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