Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2347)

Noel Grealish

Question:

2347. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funds available in each of the years 2019 to 2021 for which a company can apply for grant aid for the provision of recreational tourist infrastructure in rural areas; the rules and restrictions attached to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national policy development. Implementation of that policy is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. While my Department provides capital funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism product development, it does not have any role in the administration of their tourism capital grants schemes. These are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland.

Accordingly, I have referred the question to Fáilte Ireland for direct reply to the Deputy. Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.