Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (473)

Jonathan O'Brien


473. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of extending the Púca Halloween festival to each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46220/19]

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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.  Although it provides annual funding to Fáilte Ireland to invest in festivals and participative events, among other things, my Department has no role in the administration of related programmes.  These are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.

Accordingly, I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy with further information relevant to the Deputy's query, including information on any plans (and related costings) for the further development or expansion of the Púca festival.  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
Question No. 474 answered with Question No. 472.