Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Greenways Funding

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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225. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding available to connect greenways to local towns they pass close to along their routes. [43929/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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Funding was awarded to 10 Greenways in 9 counties in June of this year. Many of these Greenways have plans to include links to towns along their routes. In fact, as part of the Terms and Conditions that issued following the funding announcement, some projects were specifically asked to ensure certain towns were connected directly to the Greenway.

A big part of why I want to develop Greenways around the country is so that these local towns can benefit from the increased tourism in the area. We have seen the impact a Greenway can have on towns such as Kilmacthomas on the Waterford Greenway, and it is my hope that towns along these new routes will see similar benefits.


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