Bank of Ireland Partners with the Irish State to Create New Cultural Center

The Bank of Ireland has agreed to lend a small part of the old Parliament Building on Dublin’s College Green to allow for the creation of a new culture and heritage center, the Irish Time reports. The currently vacant, former office space will be available for a 10-year period, and the bank has agreed to cover refurbishing and managing costs. The new center is likely to host exhibitions related to Irish history, with a particular focus on the civil war.

Minister for Arts and Heritage Jimmy Deenihan welcomed the move, although the deal is much more modest than his original idea to turn the entire site into a cultural center. Experts from the city institutions and other national organizations have been appointed to advise on the program.

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