Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (658)

Anne Ferris

Question:

658. Deputy Anne Ferris asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the scoping study being carried out by Fáilte Ireland on the possible development of an Irish Diaspora Centre arising from the commitment contained in the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Framework 2012-2016, published in November 2011, of support for a Diaspora Centre or Diaspora Museum should a suitable project and partner be available; when he expects Fáilte Ireland to have concluded its study; when he expects to receive the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30311/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Government’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Framework 2012-2016, published in November 2011, includes a commitment of support for a Diaspora Centre or Diaspora Museum should a suitable project and partner be available. Accordingly, I asked Fáilte Ireland to carry out a scoping study on the development of such a centre and the most suitable means by which it could be financed, developed and managed. I have received the outcome of the scoping study and I am considering the appropriate next steps.