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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 16 February 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

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Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

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32 Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the establishment of a diaspora centre in Ireland as a tourist attraction. [8629/12]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

There is significant potential for Irish tourism in the development of an appropriate centre focusing on the story of the Irish diaspora.

The Government's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Framework 2012-2016, published in November 2011, includes a commitment of support for a Diaspora Centre or Diaspora Museum should a suitable project and partner be available. Accordingly, I have recently asked Fáilte Ireland to carry out a scoping study on the development of such a centre and the most suitable means by which it could be financed, developed and managed.

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