A committee has been established to assess the possibility of setting up a Women's Museum.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has announced that the group will advise on the representation of women and women's stories within the collections of the National Cultural Institutions.
The committee will also consider the possibility of creating a dedicated presentation of women’s stories through a range of options, within the framework of the Public Spending Code.
The Minister said: "I believe this initiative can be a vehicle for , and the impact that under-representation has on how we see ourselves at both an individual and societal level. This initiative will support the delivery of our Programme for Government, which is founded on the principle of equality and ensuring that every citizen can achieve their full potential."
Committee members have not yet been appointed but will include representation from the national cultural institutions and the broader museums, archives, and galleries sector as well as those with equity, diversity and inclusion expertise such as the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and relevant Government Departments and State Bodies.