Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

National Development Plan

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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103. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide an update on all current National Development Plan 2021-2030 projects under her Department being progressed in Cork South West, including the current status of each project and the planned completion date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23323/23]

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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My Department and its agencies administer a range of funding and support programmes across the tourism, culture, Gaeltacht, sport and media area, some of which are included in the 2021-2030 NDP as capital development programmes, and others of which are supported through current funding streams. 

In relation to Cork South West, the principle NDP initiatives for the region relate to sport and tourism developments. 

In relation to investment in sports facilities, the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country. The progression of these projects is a matter for the relevant grantees. Details of all allocations under the SCEP including those to projects in the Cork South west Region can be found at www.gov.ie/en/collection/471ed5-sports-capital-allocations/

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy and implementation of that policy, including capital projects, is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as certain other bodies. The matter raised is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland.  Accordingly, 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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