Perry, John

Wednesday, 8 March 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 516 No. 1

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Other Questions. - National Stadium.

Is the Minister aware of any tax advantages attaching to the generous offer of £50 million to the donor, Mr. J. P. McManus, who is a tax exile?More Button

I appeal to the Minister to consider Deputy Allen's suggestion of an all-party committee which would discuss the ramifications of this major development because we are now talking about expenditure of...More Button

The Minister made reference to affordable housing, which is not a tourism issue. Is he aware that last year there were only 40 houses built under the affordable housing scheme?More Button

Just 40 houses.More Button

Other Questions. - Tourism Marketing Fund.

Is the Minister satisfied we are getting value for money from the fund? I am concerned that many millions can be lost. Unfortunately the real benefits are not evident on the ground. Will the Minister ...More Button

Figures for Donegal, Sligo and the west of Ireland are down.More Button

They have dropped in the west.More Button

People in the trade will tell you they have not benefited.More Button

Obviously, control is important in terms of what information is put on the web. As a nation promoting tourism, has the Department issued guidelines in this respect?More Button

I am not talking about the website but about control. Heretofore the Department produced glossy brochures. However, we have gone beyond that period to a hi-tech era. Certain controls should be establi...More Button

It will be a problem.More Button

Other Questions. - Tourism Industry.

The regional distribution of tourism is important. The IHF stated that certain areas of the north-west do not have a hotel. An incentive is available to promote the concept but more help is needed fro...More Button

Absolutely.More Button

Other Questions. - National Lottery Funding.

There appears to be a misunderstanding of the problem in that the Minister indicated that many people were unable to draw down the funds but that is due to the fact that they are getting so little mon...More Button

Arising from that, an allocation of £200,000 will only guarantee each application £4,000.More Button

I am delighted the Minister has agreed that, in regard to future funding of applications in Sligo, he will consult Opposition Deputies and will take their recommendations on board. That is a welcome a...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Tobacco (Health Promotion and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 1999: Second Stage (Resumed).

I compliment Deputy Shatter on the Bill and on his excellent report. Of 1,000 people aged 20 years who take up smoking and continue smoking for their adult lives, at least 250 will die from smoking re...More Button

Written Answers. - Tourism Development.

Asked the minister: the extent to which the activities of county strategy groups are fulfilling the role with which they have been entrusted; and the effectiveness of county tourism committees.More Button


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