Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (319)

Christopher O'Sullivan

Question:

319. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if extra resources will be provided to Fáilte Ireland to enable it to more quickly process restart grant plus applications (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38504/20]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

The Restart Grant Plus for B&Bs affiliated to Fáilte Ireland, was launched on 14th September and closed on 28th October 2020. A 2nd phase of the scheme, for B&Bs not affiliated to Fáilte Ireland, opened on 19th October and will close of 30th November 2020. A total of 571 applications have been paid under the Restart Grant Plus Scheme under Phase 1 and a further 31 applications have been processed and will be paid in due course.

The administration of the Restart Grant Plus is a matter for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland. Accordingly I have referred the Deputy's concerns and question to Fáilte Ireland for further information and direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.