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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 7 May 1969

Vol. 240 No. 5

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Seaside Resort Grants.


asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he will give details of the seaside resorts both major and minor to which Bord Fáilte grants are to be given this year.

I am informed by Bord Fáilte that in the current year the board will provide grants for the development of the following major seaside resorts:—

Skerries, Dún Laoghaire, Bray, Greystones, Arklow, Tramore, Youghal, Ballybunion, Kilkee, Lahinch and Galway/Salthill.

The board will also provide grants for the development of the following minor seaside resorts:—

Killiney, Wexford, Dunmore East, Ballycotton, Kenmare and Ballyvaughan.

Would the Minister not agree that the question requires the amount of the grant as well as the name of the resort? I asked for details.

The question of the amount depends on what local contribution is paid. It would be impossible to give the amount now.

Would the Minister be able to say what amount is proposed? After all, there must be an amount proposed by the board before the local authority ask for their proportion of it. Surely the Minister could give me some idea of the amount which is likely to be paid?

As I have said, it depends on the arrangements made at various times and the contribution coming sometimes from the Department of Local Government, sometimes from the local authority and sometimes from the local association and I would not have particulars of the works to be done this year in that respect. It is a projected estimate of works to be done. Some are in operation and some are not.

Is the Minister saying it is proposed to give grants to certain resorts but Bord Fáilte do not know what amount they will be giving to each of the resorts?

They know the amounts provided the contributions are made available from the local authorities.

Surely the Minister could give me the amounts they propose to give?

If the Deputy puts down a question I will give him the information.

But I said "details" in my question.


asked the Minister for Transport and Power the total amount of grants given to each major and minor seaside resort over the past ten years.

The only information readily available in regard to expenditure by Bord Fáilte on resort development schemes is that published in the annual reports of the board to which I would refer the Deputy.