Thursday, 22 February 2018

Questions (190)

Eamon Scanlon


190. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding available for the development and promotion of Tullaghan, County Leitrim (details supplied); if Tullaghan is considered a discovery point in national tourism policy; his plans to develop Tullaghan in national tourism policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9220/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy development.  It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects, such as the Wild Atlantic Way and other Experience Brands. These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland.  While the Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland to invest in tourism offerings, it does not have a role in the administration of Fáilte Ireland's tourism capital programmes.  Similarly, the Department does not have discretionary funds at its disposal to assist with individual tourism proposals.

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

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.