Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (543)

James Browne


543. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to develop the Norman way in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36521/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role is primarily in regard to national tourism policy while at an operational level the tourism potential of the various counties and regions is developed by Failte Ireland in line with the relevant tourism experience brands.  In the case of County Wexford, this is Ireland’s Ancient East, which, I believe, has very exciting potential to deliver sustainable growth for tourism in the region, resulting in higher revenue and additional jobs.

I have asked Fáilte Ireland to respond to the Deputy directly with further detail on its work to date on the Norman Way and any plans for its further development.  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