Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (676, 677)

Ciara Conway

Question:

676. Deputy Ciara Conway asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the Fáilte Ireland map (details supplied); if he will explain the reason this map has included Tramore, County Waterford, but leaves out Waterford city which has a much larger population; if he is satisfied with this measure in view of the significant spending on tourism projects in Waterford city not least by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21224/14]

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Ciara Conway

Question:

677. Deputy Ciara Conway asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to a Fáilte Ireland map (details supplied); if he will provide details on the policy decision to include Tramore but to exclude Waterford city; the criteria used; if he will provide a detailed breakdown on when this map was published; the number of copies and where produced; where it is being distributed globally; to whom and by what means; if he will commit to amending this map to include Waterford city and the date on which he will do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21225/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 676 and 677 together.

I am aware of the issue raised by the Deputy but I have no direct role in this matter. These are decisions for Tourism Ireland Limited as the body responsible for promoting the island of Ireland as a visitor destination overseas and are not subject to my approval. I have referred the Deputy's Questions to Tourism Ireland for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.