Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (34)

Charles Flanagan


34. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the tourism and recreation initiatives for the midlands currently under consideration by his Department. [14998/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Under the latest funding call for the National Cycle Network Programme 2014 to 2016, applications were received from both Laois and Offaly County Councils.  Laois, in partnership with Kildare and Carlow County Councils, submitted an application in respect of the River Barrow Cycling Trail.  Offaly County Council also submitted an application for funding for a feasibility study in respect of a project from Clonmacnoise to Banagher Marina.  These applications represent 2 out of 38 applications received under this phase of the Programme.  An announcement of successful projects is expected to be made in the coming weeks.   

Decisions on tourism initiatives are a matter for the board and management of Fáilte Ireland and the question has been passed to the agency for direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply with ten working days.