Dáil debates

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation

 

1:10 pm

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I understand the designation was made in May 2017. Mayo County Council drafted a planning scheme for the SDZ, which it signed off in 2019. The board of IWAK has been engaging with key stakeholders on the matter, primarily on enterprise development. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment allocated €50,000 in 2022 for a feasibility study under the regional enterprise innovation scoping scheme for the development of the SDZ and, therefore, it would be desirable if work proceeded quickly on realising the potential of the zone, particularly regarding its proximity to the airport, which has been such a success story ever since it was established many decades ago. I will not go into that story.

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