Deputy O'Hanlon will be aware that one of my priorities under the European Regional Development Fund programme administered by my Department and the independent product board is to ensure, so far as is possible, that these moneys are spread across as much of the country as possible. Obviously, the board is entitled to deal with applications submitted from various regions. The troubles in Northern Ireland and the Border regions generally, resulted in a slow down, if not a standstill, in many facets of tourism development. Under the programme for peace and reconciliation, three measures identified in sub-programme 2 (c) — urban and rural regeneration, in particular, identify tourism projects and facilities among many initiatives which may be eligible for assistance. These three measures are: urban and village renewal and tourism, village renewal and tourism and community-led development, in respect of which the EU grant rate is up to a maximum of 75 per cent. At this stage it is not possible to forecast the final outcome. A midterm review of the Operational Programme for Tourism will be carried out in the near future to ascertain how funds are being dispersed under the various headings, where they are being allocated and what value is being had for European Union assistance here. In that sense I take note of the point the Deputy made, but my main objective and priority is to have such funds spread through as many areas as possible so that many regions and people derive an economic dividend from it.