Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
612. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if chartered boat companies that take day-trip tourists on off-shore fishing expeditions qualify for supports under the tourism business continuity scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18480/21]
Last February, Fáilte Ireland launched the first stage of the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme, which, subject to eligibility criteria, was open to certain tourism businesses including cruise hire companies and tourism boat tour operators. This phase of the scheme closed for applications on 8th March.
The administration of the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland, I have accordingly referred the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland for further information and direct reply to the Deputy. Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.