Written answers

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Transport Policy

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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241. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking to encourage active travel modes to and from work in her Department, as well as in public bodies and agencies that operate under her remit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17386/22]

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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My Department continues to support and facilitate the operation of the Cycle to Work Scheme which encourages cycling to work by the provision of tax exemptions and the facilitation of salary deduction for the purchase of bicycles.

In addition, my Department actively promotes and encourages employees to engage with health and well-being initiatives including those that support physical activity.

State Agencies, under the remit of my Department, are also in a position to facilitate the Cycle to Work Scheme. However, any individual initiatives are an operational matter for the Agencies themselves.


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