Dáil Question No: 30
To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of communication between Fáilte Ireland and local communities associated with points of interest in the Ireland’s Ancient East route which will ensure that businesses in these areas can maximise and capitalise on the tourism benefits arising from the initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.
For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 16th December, 2015.
Ref No: 44981/15
Answered by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe
​​While my Department provides the capital funding for investment in tourism projects such as Ireland’s Ancient East, it is not directly involved in developing or managing these.  The development of Ireland’s Ancient East and engagement with local communities in relation to that development is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland. Accordingly I have referred the question to the agency for direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.