Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (301)

Brendan Griffin


301. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if a financial support package for a facility (details supplied) will be prioritised in recognition of the significant contribution that it makes to the entire tourism offering of the southern region [38791/20]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

Budget 2021 included a number of substantial measures to support and strengthen the tourism sector and these are supplemented by the economy-wide business supports and social welfare measures. However, funding for the zoo and aquarium sector is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and in that regard I am pleased to note that funding of €1.6m has been made available by Minister O'Brien and his colleague Minister of State Noonan to the sector, including Fota Wildlife Park, through the National Parks and Wildlife Services.