Thursday, 30 July 2020

Ceisteanna (244)

Alan Kelly


244. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extra funding provided to Fáilte Ireland in 2020, by funding area in tabular form. [20060/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Details of the annual funding allocation provided by my Department to Fáilte Ireland is available in the annual Revised Estimates Volume (REV) published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and is available on that Department's website. The subheads of relevance to Fáilte Ireland are E3, E6 and E5 (shared with Tourism Ireland) and further detail is available in the Agency Statement for Fáilte Ireland under Vote 31. Funding for the tourism agencies is the subject of the annual estimates discussion with the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform.

As part of the July Stimulus Package, additional funding of €20 million was provided to put in place a Business Adaptation Grant Scheme for tourism premises and a Business Continuity Scheme to assist the coach tourism sector impacted by the lack of international tourists.  Fáilte Ireland will administer both of those schemes.