Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
152. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the performance indicators that have been agreed with an airline (details supplied) on the regional development of routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36187/22]
153. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the role his Department plays in the issuing of moneys from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to an airline (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36189/22]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 152 and 153 together.
The only performance indicators my department has agreed with the airline detailed by the deputy are in relation to the operation of the Public Service Obligation air service between Dublin and Donegal. There are no agreed performance indicators on the broader regional development of routes. The operation of any other scheduled air services would be a commercial decision for that airline in consultation with airports and other market actors, and my department has no role in such decisions.
Furthermore, my department plays no role in relation to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and its engagement with the airline in question. ISIF is managed and controlled by the National Treasury Management Agency, which in turn reports to the Minister for Finance.