Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (536)

Tony McLoughlin


536. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the announcement for greenway funding for projects such as the Sligo and Mayo greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16311/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The funding call for Greenways held by my Department closed on 30th November 2018. Over the course of this funding call, 22 extensive applications were submitted by 15 Local Authorities and 1 State Agency. Sligo County Council and Mayo County Council were among those that submitted applications.

My Department officials are currently in the process of assessing each of these detailed application based on the criteria laid out in the Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways launched by my Department in July 2018.

I hope to be in a position to award funding to the successful applicants in Q2 of this year.