We are a group of Thai people who is representing Thai community in Ireland. We are searching for property in Dublin and surrounding areas for the purpose of using it as a Buddist/Cultural Centre for Thai/Irish buddhists. The property will serve as accommodation for a Bhuddist monk and used for gathering of believers to pray and practice meditation. Occasionally we might hold activities such as 'Thai dancing', 'Teaching Thai language to anyone interested, 'Thai boxing training' etc..
Could you give us some information please :
1 What is hurdles and pitfalls we have to follow with regards to the Irish law of setting up a Religious Centre i.e. Building regulations, bylaw, Fire safety etc.
Is there an agency that can advise us on how to progress with this venture ?
2 Is there any funding from Irish government towards setting up a religious body or ethnic cultural development ?