Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (86)

Brendan Griffin


86. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if grant aid is available to renovate old farm buildings into holiday homes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7659/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

I am informed by Fáilte Ireland that all accommodation projects, including those involving the renovation of private property, are currently ineligible under its capital grants schemes. However, I understand that the LEADER programme supports private enterprises and community groups who improve quality of life and economic activity in rural areas. Accordingly, proposals such as those referred to by the Deputy might best be directed to the relevant Local Action Group.