Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Questions (355)

Cathal Crowe

Question:

355. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will consider emergency financial support for a castle (details supplied) County Clare. [13450/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

The July Stimulus and Budget 2021 provided a significant package of tax and fiscal measures to build the resilience of the economy and to help vulnerable but viable businesses across all sectors including the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) as well as the ReStart grants and tax warehousing provisions.

Most recently, Fáilte Ireland launched the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme, which will provide support to providers of?certain?tourism services, including visitor attractions, who have been unable to qualify for assistance under the Government's Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). It is designed to help?these?tourism businesses offset their fixed costs incurred last year and support them to continue operating through 2021.?

I have asked Fáilte Ireland to examine this case and to make contact with them in regard to options for support.