Thursday, 19 May 2022
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
400. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports that are available to local authorities from his Department for the development of marine leisure; the improvements that are planned for these supports in view of the potential of this sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25542/22]
I am mindful that the primary governance role for local authorities rests with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and any wider funding issues for local authorities should be addressed to that Minister.
Also, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has the lead role in relation to national tourism development including marine and coastal tourism and leisure. The role that this Department has played is to provide some support for marine public infrastructure in smaller piers and harbours particularly under the Brexit Adjustment Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme which I launched recently and which is now supporting 110 Local Authority marine infrastructure projects..