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Organisation Information

Tourism and Sport

Published: 24 June 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The responsibility in tourism is to support the tourism industry in increasing revenue and employment through enhancing competitiveness and through marketing and product development.

The responsibility in the sport area is to contribute to a healthier and more active society by promoting sports participation and by supporting high performance and the provision of facilities.

Sports Capital Programmes Division

The Sports Capital Programmes Division has responsibility for:

  • the administration of the Sports Capital Programme which is part funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery
  • the administration of the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme which is funded by the Exchequer
  • the administration of the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF)which is funded by the Exchequer;
  • processing applications from certified sports bodies seeking approval of sports capital projects, under Section 41 of the Finance Act 2002, Missing link item!
Sports Capital Programme
Address: Sports Capital Programmes Unit , Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport , New Road, Killarney , Kerry, V93 A49X
Email: sportscapitalprogrammes@dttas.gov.ie

Sports Policy and National Sports Campus

The primary role of Sports Policy and Campus Division is to:

  • set policy
  • oversee Sport Ireland
  • facilitate the use of public funds to promote increased participation in sport and improved levels of performance at competitive/elite levels
  • facilitate development of the National Sports Campus at Blanchardstown.
  • international sport issues at EU level and wider
  • North/South engagement on sport
Sports Policy and National Sports Campus
Phone: KillarneyOffice:(064)6627307DublinOffic(01)6041237
Email: sportspolicyandcampus@dttas.ie

Tourism Policy and Marketing Division

The role of the Tourism Policy and Marketing Division is:

  • to develop, monitor and review the overall policy framework for tourism marketing
  • to ensure the tourism marketing budget is distributed correctly between the tourism agencies;
  • to coordinate the Department’s policy input in relation to North-South and East-West cooperation;
  • to carry out all corporate governance responsibilities in relation to Tourism Ireland
  • to contribute to the development of policies across Government that may impact on tourism
  • to monitor areas of policy and action that may significantly impact on tourism
  • to track performance in the tourism sector
  • to engage with the EU, OECD and other relevant international organisations with regards to international aspects of Irish tourism policy
  • to create, implement and review national tourism policy and the Tourism Action Plan 2019-2021



Tourism Industry and Product Development Division

The work of the Tourism Industry and Product Development division is split into three main areas:

  • tourism industry development
  • tourism product development
  • Greenways
  • tourism industry development

Key responsibilities include:

  • matters relating to the corporate governance of Fáilte Ireland
  • policy issues relating to tourism development and structures;
  • policy responsibility for the enhancement of quality and standards (including the framework for the registration and approval of visitor accommodation under the Tourist Traffic Acts);
  • policy responsibility for enterprise development, human resource and training issues in the industry.

Tourism Product Development