Organisation Structure

The administrative head of the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is Katherine Licken. The Secretary-General’s diary may be viewed by using the link to the left of this page.

The Department is organised in five Divisions, each of which is headed by an Assistant Secretary or Director:

  • Arts – Feargal Ó Coigligh
  • Heritage – Niall Ó Donnchú
  • Gaeltacht – Aodhán Mac Cormaic
  • Rural – William Parnell

Governance of the Department is overseen by the Department’s Management Board.

Further information on the allocation of management responsibilities can be found at whodoeswhat.gov.ie

A list of the people who are Designated Public Officials for the purposes of the Regulation of Lobbying Act may be viewed by using the link to the left of this page.

A list of those State Boards and Agencies funded from the Department’s Vote, together with links to their websites, may be viewed here.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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