Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (534)

Alan Kelly

Question:

534. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans Fáilte Ireland has prepared to help the tourism industry post-Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16306/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In Budget 2019, €7.9 million in additional funding was allocated to the Tourism agencies to assist the Tourism sector get Brexit ready. In broad terms, Fáilte Ireland's focus is on retaining business from Northern Ireland and Britain whilst also offering supports to enterprises to diversify into other markets and equip them for the post-Brexit marketplace.  I have asked Fáilte Ireland to provide more detail of their operational plans in this regard.  Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.