Minister Donohoe publishes Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport’s Statement of Strategy 2015 – 2017

26th February, 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, this week published his Department’s Statement of Strategy 2015 – 2017.


The Statement includes commitments under the Programme for Government, the Statement of Government Priorities 2014 and other Government policies. It was prepared following extensive consultation with internal and external stakeholders and interested parties.


Major elements of the Strategy include prioritising the completion of the Luas Cross City Project; publishing national policies for tourism, aviation and maritime safety; increasing the number of air routes operating in and out of Ireland; facilitating the development of sports facilities and continuing to work towards reducing road fatalities and injuries.


Minister Donohoe said: ‘The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has a crucial role to play in the economic and social development of our country.  Inherent in our continued recovery is our ability to provide transport links that enable people to get around and for goods to be transported in a timely, efficient and cost effective way.  The pursuit of polices that will enable us to develop an environment in which jobs can be created is also key to our future prosperity and ultimately to creating an Ireland that will prosper in the years to come’.


“This Statement of Strategy demonstrates the breadth of my Department’s responsibilities and gives clarity to stakeholders – from major industry to local sporting clubs – about the priorities that will be delivered over the next three years. I look forward to working with my Department, as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and to meeting the challenges set out in this Strategy to 2017.”


The report is published on the Department’s website at