Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Questions (491)

Dara Calleary


491. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expenditure to date by Fáilte Ireland on each of the 24 projects named in 2017 as a stage 1 pass project via the grant scheme for large tourism projects; if each project is within budget and continues to meet the qualifying criteria; if any of the projects have failed to meet targets set by Fáilte Ireland; if there is a reserve list of projects that could be funded in the event of one of the 24 not proceeding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20828/18]

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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. It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects. 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 has no role in the administration of Fáilte Ireland's tourism capital programmes.

I have accordingly 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.