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Seanad Éireann Private Members Business
Wednesday 26 November 2014



  “That Seanad Éireann-

-    recognises the critical role that Sport plays in our society and appreciates the significant health benefits to citizens of all ages who regularly participate in sport and physical activities

-    acknowledges the importance of attracting International sporting events to Ireland such as American football, golfing tournaments and the Rugby World Cup

-    salutes the thousands of volunteers who organise all types of sporting activities on a weekly basis, and the many and varied sports clubs the length and breadth of the country that have provided many sporting opportunities for many years for participants of all age groups

-    commends the Government for continuing to support the extremely successful Sports Capital Grants Programme despite the severe financial restraints of recent years

-    encourages the Minister to support the programme into the future to enable sporting organisations to continue to provide and upgrade services and facilities, which ultimately will result in a much greater participation in sport

(Senators Terry Brennan, Maurice Cummins, Paul Coghlan, Colm Burke, Eamonn Coghlan, Michael Comiskey, Martin Conway, Jim D’Arcy,  Michael Darcy, Imelda Henry, Cáit Keane, Tony Mulcahy, Michael Mullins, Hildegarde Naughton, Catherine Noone, Pat O ‘Neill, Tom Sheahan)