Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (211)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

291 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the amount of funding sponsored or provided through his Department in each of the past ten years to ladies professional golf tournaments staged in the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6995/04]

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

The fund provided by my Department through the former subhead B3 of the Vote, tourism promotion and development fund, towards the Irish ladies' open golf tournament was as follows:

Year

Amount

1994

£125,000 (€158,717)

1995

£140,000 (€177,763)

1996

£100,000 (€126,974)

The allocation of resources in subsequent years to this event and other professional golf tournaments is a day-to-day matter for Fáilte Ireland.