Thursday, 9 May 2019

Questions (178)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

178. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the publication date for the last Wicklow Mountains National Park management plan; her plans to update same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20278/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The Wicklow Mountains National Park Management Plan was published in 2005. The Department’s current focus is on conservation objectives for Natura 2000 sites and as such there are no immediate plans to produce revised management plans for Wicklow Mountains National Parks. My Department intends, however, to produce visitor and management plans for the Parks on an on-going basis subject to the availability of resources. Guided by the Tourism Interpretative Masterplan, my Department aims to further develop shared goals of conserving and restoring natural habitats and species, landscape protection and to further develop quality visitor experiences at in Wicklow.