Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ceisteanna (275, 276, 277)

John Deasy

Ceist:

275. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of hits the Wild Atlantic Way website and the Ireland’s Ancient East website have received respectively since they were launched. [4783/18]

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John Deasy

Ceist:

276. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if statistics have been compiled to show the impact on visitor numbers the Ireland’s Ancient East marketing initiative has had since its launch. [4784/18]

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John Deasy

Ceist:

277. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if statistics have been compiled to show the impact on visitor numbers the Wild Atlantic Way marketing initiative has had since its launch. [4785/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 275 to 277, inclusive, together.

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy.  It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects, such as the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East and the marketing and promotion thereof.  These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland.

Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's questions to Fáilte Ireland for direct reply to the Deputy.  Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.