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Written Answers - Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 172.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  his plans for the Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, considering that Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teoranta has disbanded and it is not under any Leader programme; the way he will address this situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3077/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 362 and 391 of 29 November 2011.

[363]Significant progress is being made; all relevant Rural Development Programme RDP (LEADER) project files have been released by the liquidator and are now with my Department. All project promoters will be contacted shortly. My Department has had discussions with the European Commission and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with regard to the RDP and is working with them to ensure appropriate regulatory compliance in respect of any solution put forward.

My intention is to find a solution that will be efficient and effective and applied at the earliest possible opportunity to all Gaeltacht areas including Kerry and all relevant stakeholders will be informed as soon as an appropriate solution is determined.


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