Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (506, 507)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

623 Mr. O'Dowd asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism when he expects to make his decision on the proposed new swimming pool for Drogheda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1943/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The contract documents which were submitted by Drogheda Borough Council for the provision of a replacement swimming pool in Drogheda are under consideration in my Department.

John McGuinness

Question:

624 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the position regarding an application for funding by Kilkenny Borough Council for the provision of a new swimming pool in Kilkenny city; if he will expedite the matter. [1945/04]

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Kilkenny Borough Council applied for funding under the programme in respect of a proposed replacement swimming pool for Kilkenny and the Department's technical advisors found the preliminary report to be satisfactory. However, it is understood that Kilkenny Borough Council has now decided on an alternative site to that originally proposed and a revised proposal relating to that site will be submitted in due course.