Mayo TD Alan Dillon says he is privileged to be appointed as the spokesperson on Tourism and Sport for Fine Gael by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

The Secretary of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party is looking forward to working in these fields which he 'always had a strong interest in.'

Deputy Dillon highlighted tourism as one of Ireland’s most important economic sectors, saying 'its significance as a source of employment and regional development cannot be understated.'

Following the impact of Covid-19 on the sector he says the focus must be on 'restoring jobs' and promoting 'staycations'.

The member of the Oireachtas also says that there is an opportunity for 'Government interventions' to build on the popularity of sport during the pandemic to 'improve public health and wellbeing.'

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