Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (315)

Pearse Doherty


315. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he has allocated a sum of money to facilitate the commencement of construction of a helipad on Toraigh Island should planning permission for the project be approved in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10942/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I can confirm that my Department has allocated a grant of €248,500 in principle to enable Donegal County Council to undertake the planning and construction phase of the development of a helipad on Toraigh. I hope that it will be possible for the project to proceed this year, subject to planning permission for the development being approved in sufficient time.