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Arts, Culture and Leisure

This policy review paper examines arts, culture and leisure in the context of the new political dispensation created by the Good Friday Agreement, the new institutions in the Six Counties, and the changing political and economic situation in the Twenty-Six Counties.

The potential for the development of arts, culture and leisure in Ireland is immense. Recent political developments, particularly of an all-island nature, could be underpinned by the inclusive and unique scope of Irish arts and culture. Furthermore, a more integrated, imaginative and innovative arts, culture and leisure policy could open up markets that generate indigenous business and craft sectors and also serve as a dynamic to reinvigorate Irish culture in general.