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# Department of Culture

This year
One employee's severance agreement cost National Gallery over €200,000
All time
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
Man fined €500 for illegally hunting hares in Wexford reserve
Man convicted and fined for chopping down hedges during bird nesting season
New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access
50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
New river rules seek to protect native Irish crayfish from plague-carrying alien invaders
Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light
'Crayfish plague' may be to blame as large numbers of the crustacean die in Westmeath
Ancient human remains found in Mayo date back over 5,000 years
Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections