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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 June 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Questions (909)

Frank Feighan

Question:

909. Deputy Frankie Feighan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding which was announced for the provision of the national surf centre in Strandhill, County Sligo and the Sligo civic plaza in Sligo town by Fáilte Ireland is still proposed to be allocated in view of the Covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8767/20]

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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. While my Department provides capital funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism product development, it is not directly involved in the management of individual tourism projects and has no role in the administration of the agency's grants programmes.

It is my understanding that Fáilte Ireland still intends to fund the two projects mentioned by the Deputy. I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy with further detail on the status of these particular projects. 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 51
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