Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (278, 279)

John Deasy

Question:

278. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount invested in the Ireland's Ancient East initiative to date in terms of overall online and offline marketing and promotion, relevant road signage and funding for specific projects in the counties under its remit. [4786/18]

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John Deasy

Question:

279. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount invested in the Wild Atlantic Way initiative to date in terms of overall online and offline marketing and promotion, relevant road signage and funding for specific projects in the counties under its remit. [4787/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 279 together.

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy. It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects, including the funding, marketing and promotion of the Experience Brands Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East. These are operational matters for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland.

Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's questions to Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland for direct reply to the Deputy. Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.

The referred replies were forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.