Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (313)

Michael Healy-Rae


313. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if his Department provides funding or assistance to BirdWatch Ireland; if he will provide the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15079/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

My Department and BirdWatch Ireland have worked together on a range of issues over many years. BirdWatch Ireland has tendered successfully for scientific survey work and/or conservation management projects advertised under the usual procurement procedures by my Department. It has also been in receipt of grants for specific project proposals. Details of the projects and funding involving BirdWatch Ireland, covering the period since my Department was established in 2011, are being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.