Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Rural and Community Development
Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
1095. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of an application submitted by Donegal County Council (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2786/20]
I can confirm that the application referred to by the Deputy was received by my Department under the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS). The scheme operates on the basis of a competitive process, and the assessment criteria for projects are included in the scheme documentation.
Over 280 applications were received under the 2019 scheme and the level of funding sought far exceeded the available budget. Unfortunately, it was not possible to fund all of the proposals received and the application in question was not amongst the successful projects on this occasion.
Details of successful applications under the 2019 ORIS programme are available on the Gov.ie website at .