Written answers

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Department of Rural and Community Development

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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164. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason an application (details supplied) under the measure three outdoor and rural recreation scheme was not successful; the score achieved by the project; the lowest score achieved by successful projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43267/17]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme was launched in April 2017 to provide funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure or the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.  In total, 219 projects to the value of €11.4 million were approved under the scheme, to be implemented over a period of 15 months.

As the number of applications seeking support exceeded the funding available it was not possible to fund all qualifying applications. The lowest score achieved by successful projects under Measure 3 of the scheme was 76 out of a maximum available 100 marks.  The score achieved by the project referred to by the Deputy was 65.

A full listing of the successful projects under the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme can be found on my Department’s website at:



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