Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2465)

Robert Troy


2465. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding streams available to a museum (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33932/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy. The implementation of that policy is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. While my Department provides capital funding to the Department for investment in tourism attractions, it does not have any role in the administration of Fáilte Ireland's tourism capital programmes.

I am aware, however, that the deadline for expressions of interest for Fáilte Ireland's first funding call under its Platforms for Growth tourism initiative closed on 17th July. My understanding is that Fáilte Ireland is planning further funding calls under this initiative in the future.

I have referred 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.

Question No. 2466 answered with Question No. 2459.