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Sports Funding.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 6 December 2007

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Questions (168)

Leo Varadkar

Question:

168 Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism his view on sports clubs and community centres that accept large capital grants from the State but will not make their facilities available to political parties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33109/07]

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

The national lottery-funded sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country.

All applications must adhere to our guidelines, terms and conditions, which are reviewed annually. There is no prohibition on grantees in receipt of funding making their premises available to political parties. This is a matter for individual grantees.

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