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Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tourism Funding (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Has the Minister allocated specific resources to attracting tourists from the Chinese market? Perhaps he will enlighten us as to what he has done in that regard. The tourism action plan for the period from 2019 to 2021 does not once mention China or the Chinese market despite the fact that the Chinese are, by some considerable distance, the biggest spending tourists in the world. Chinese...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tourism Funding (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Some of the points the Minister makes are certainly welcome. What is the language capability of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland in the supports they are providing to the industry? Are specific initiatives being taken for the Irish Hotels Federation, the Restaurants Association of Ireland, accommodation providers and so on to upskill in Cantonese and Mandarin and to facilitate them...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tourism Funding (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: I will take less time to make it easier for the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. On the Fáilte Ireland side, I ask that we seek to increase the resources specifically allocated to getting our industry China ready, as the Minister described it. I agree with the Minister that many of our providers, specifically the average hotelier, feel somewhat challenged when welcoming Chinese visitors...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Driver Licences (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Will all classifications of UK driving licence be converted to Irish licences? After the fact, does the Minister intend to conclude a bilateral agreement with the UK? While we are speaking specifically today about UK licences in the context of Brexit, there is an overall absence of common sense in our approach to recognising the competency of drivers from elsewhere in the world. I give the...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Driver Licences (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: 43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has engaged with his Cabinet colleagues and UK counterparts to ensure that returning emigrants that hold UK licences will continue to be able to swap their licences for an Irish driver licence even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. [40154/19]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Driver Licences (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Has the Minister engaged with his Cabinet colleagues and UK counterparts to ensure that returning emigrants who hold UK driver licences will continue to be able to swap their licence for an Irish licence, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit? There are between 50,000 and 70,000 UK driver licence holders in Ireland, many of whom have yet to swap their licences. Furthermore, the figure does...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Driver Licences (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: The real answer is we do not yet know how we will accommodate the people in question. As the Minister noted, 34,000 people have exchanged their licences while 36,000 remain to do so. Will the Department put in place additional resources at the driver licence centres to manage the additional demand when it arises? A nurse told me she planned to return in December to take up a new position,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: 63. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the considerable capacity issues across the public transport system; and if he will take steps in the short to medium-term to address same. [39768/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: 75. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has allocated specific funding or resources to attracting tourists from the Chinese market; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39767/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: 84. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered establishing a transport security unit to tackle widespread and dangerous antisocial behaviour on public transport and at public transport hubs. [39771/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: 87. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has engaged with his Cabinet colleagues and UK counterparts to ensure that returning emigrants who hold UK licences will continue to be able to swap their licences for an Irish driver licence even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. [39770/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Group and Port of Waterford Company: Chairpersons Designate (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: I am new to this committee. Are we just here to re-affirm the witness’s appointments?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Group and Port of Waterford Company: Chairpersons Designate (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Not that I want to, but can we block them?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Group and Port of Waterford Company: Chairpersons Designate (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: I just wanted to see if there was a formal function of the committee in this regard. Is this confirmation that is required or is it an opportunity to comment on their appointments?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Group and Port of Waterford Company: Chairpersons Designate (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: Is there a time limit?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Group and Port of Waterford Company: Chairpersons Designate (2 Oct 2019)

Marc MacSharry: I am confused that Kilkenny County Council has a role in Waterford Port?

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