I propose to take Questions Nos. 23, 27, 37, 38, 48, 56, 58, 65, 72 and 74 together.
I met the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland shortly after taking up office in July 1997. The following grant payments have been made to the Olympic Council of Ireland to help cover expenses relating to projects in 1997: European Youth Olympic Days, £45,000, and Italian Exchange Scheme £9,000. Both myself and the Sports Council are currently in correspondence with the Olympic Council regarding applications from it for further assistance in respect of various funding requests under active consideration at present.