Thursday, 30 July 2020

Questions (136)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

136. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the details of the €10 million restart fund for the tourism sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20970/20]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Business)

As part of the July Stimulus, we announced a significant expansion of the Restart Grant scheme.  One specific objective in doing so was to offer better supports to the tourism sector.   The total amount of extra funding allocated to the scheme is €300m and I will announcing further details in the coming days.

As part of the July Stimulus my colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, has recently announced an additional €10m Restart Fund for the Tourism sector to help cover the costs of adapting their premises to meet public health requirements.