Dáil Éireann - Volume 463 - 14 March, 1996
Written Answers. - EU Funds Allocation.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
 20. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht the money allocated to the Dublin region from the £57.85 million structural funds under the EU Operational Programme for Tourism 1994-1999; if he will give a breakdown of the allocations under the headings, national parks and nature reserves and inland waterways; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5767/96]
Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins) Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins)
Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Projects totalling some £5.2 million have been approved from structural funds for the Dublin region under Measures 2 and 3 (National Monuments and Historic Properties and Natural Environment) of Sub-Programme 1 (Natural/Cultural Tourism) of the EU Operational Programme for Tourism 1994-1999.
The funding allocated for national monuments and historic properties projects amounts to £4.1 million as follows:
The funding allocated for Waterways projects amounts to £0.91 million as follows:
 As there are no national parks in the Dublin region there can consequently be no allocation for the region under this particular heading.
Two of the three statutory nature reserves located in the Dublin region will benefit from a small amount of funding under the “provision for improvement of visitor facilities at nature reserves”. These are Rogerstown Estuary and Baldoyle Estuary, where approximately £10,000 will be spent between the two sites on providing educational-interpretative information panels to acquaint visitors and the general public on the natural history of the reserves.
The third nature reserve in County Dublin — the North Bull Island — is managed by Dublin Corporation who have provided an interpretative facility, car parking and a warden for the reserve.
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