Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2323)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

2323. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are tourism grants available for the establishment of a coastal cruise business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33258/19]

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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 development. Implementation of that policy is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as other bodies. While the Department provides capital funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism attractions, it does not have any role in the administration of Fáilte Ireland's tourism capital programmes.

I am referring the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland for further direct reply to the Deputy. Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.