Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (429, 430)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

429. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when funds will be allocated under the destination tourism towns initiative. [49086/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

430. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Mullingar and Athlone, County Westmeath, will be included in the destination tourism towns initiative. [49087/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 429 and 430 together.

Fáilte Ireland's Tourism Destination Towns initiative is a capital investment scheme under which Local Authorities were invited to apply for funding to enhance public spaces in developed and emerging tourism destinations in a way that will engage tourists and enhance their experience. 

I understand that Fáilte Ireland will confirm allocations under the scheme in the coming weeks. I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy regarding any further detail it might be in a position to share.  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