Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
The Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs is particularly concerned with the Education, Youth and Culture (EYC) Council which brings together education, culture, youth and communication Ministers three or four times a year.
The Permanent Representation manages the relationship between the key Departments concerned, including the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Department of Education and Skills, as well as with various entities including the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and their sub-committees, working parties and management committees, as well as the European Parliament.
In particular, the PermRep maintains a broad overview of EU policy developments of relevance to both Departments and assesses the significance and impact of specific EU policies and programmes in relation to education, youth, culture and sport. It transmits necessary information, advice and reports to the respective Departments as appropriate. The Attachés also represent Ireland at a broad range of work meeting formations.