Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Tourism Policy

Photo of Peadar TóibínPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Aontú)
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199. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps her Department has taken to increase visitor numbers to Ireland's Ancient East, as promised under the Our Rural Future rural development policy. [27667/22]

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy and implementation of that policy is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as certain other bodies.  With specific regard to the development of tourism product offerings, such as Ireland's Ancient East, these are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland in line with its tourism development functions. I have referred this question to them for direct response to the Deputy.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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