Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Questions (265)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

265. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason the coach tourism business continuity scheme has still not been distributed to businesses that are relying on this funding to survive as a result of Covid-19 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11437/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

As part of the July stimulus package and in response to the challenges being experienced by the Coach Tourism sector the Government provided €10m to fund the Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme which is administered by Fáilte Ireland. The scheme opened for applications last October and I understand allocations are being made this week.

I have referred the Deputy’s question to Fáilte Ireland for further information. Please let my private office know if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.