Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (800)

Alan Kelly

Question:

800. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding provided by Fáilte Ireland to tourism providers for product development or tourism projects and for marketing plans and strategies since 1 January 2019, by county (details supplied); and the locations to which funding has been allocated. [23465/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy.  While my Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism development, it is not directly involved in the management of individual tourism projects and has no role in the administration of the agency's grant programmes.

I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly with the further detail sought by the Deputy with regard to funding allocations in the year to date.  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