Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (682)

Willie O'Dea


735 Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the amount of funding allocated to Shannon Development for 2008, 2009 and 2010; the amount of the funding that refers to the Limerick area. [48300/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Arts)

The Grant-in-Aid provided to Shannon Development under Subhead B3 of the Department's Vote in the years in question was: 2008 — €865,000; 2009 — €832,000 and 2010 — €831,000. Shannon Development acts as the Regional Tourism Authority for the Shannon Region encompassing Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary and South Offaly. The funding provided by the Department is used by Shannon Development to support its tourism-related activities across all areas in the Region. In addition to the funding provided from the Department, Shannon Development also uses its own resources income to fund its tourism activities in the region. The allocation and distribution of activities and funding throughout its region is a day-to-day matter for the company itself.