DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL IRELAND STATEMENT REGARDING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Posted 12.03.20

Following the statement by An Taoiseach earlier today on measures to tackle COVID-19, including the temporary closure of schools and colleges, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) Centres of Excellence in Jewellery & Goldsmithing and in Ceramics (based in Castle Yard and at Island Mill, Thomastown respectively) will be closed from this evening, with an anticipated reopening date of Monday 30 March. DCCI’s National Design & Craft Gallery in Castle Yard, Kilkenny has also been closed.

For the moment, DCCI’s offices, also situated in Castle Yard, Kilkenny are operating normally, although the situation is under constant review. DCCI will continue to monitor developments relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is engaging with colleagues across Government, including the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, Department of Health, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in relation to further precautionary measures.

DCCI is implementing precautions in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, adhering to the policy and advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the possible spread of infection and to protect and ensure the well-being of DCCI’s employees, students, clients, partners and the public.

DCCI will share further updates on developments as they arise. Please monitor our website www.dcci.ie and our social media platforms @DCCIreland for further information.

-ENDS-

For further information, please contact:
Susan Brindley, DCCI Head of Public Affairs and Communications, at: susan@dcci.ie or on 087 859 5013
or
Michelle Lynch at FleishmanHillard Dublin at: michelle.lynch@fleishmaneurope.com or 087 968 9016

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