Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (498)

John Deasy

Ceist:

498. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount drawn down to date under the grants scheme for large tourism projects, established in mid-2016 by Fáilte Ireland, by county; and his plans for further funding. [20979/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

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. These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland. While the Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland to invest in tourism, it has no role in the administration of Fáilte Ireland's tourism capital programmes.

I have accordingly referred the Deputy's question 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.