Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (266)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

267 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will raise the issue of the salaries of CEOs of voluntary sporting bodies, receiving significant State support, with those bodies and the Irish Sports Council in view of the current economic circumstances and that he is operating within a severely reduced budget for the support and promotion of sporting activities and infrastructure throughout the country; his views if any such CEO should receive a multiple of the Taoiseach’s salary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34112/12]

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

I have no official function in relation to the remuneration of personnel within the sporting organisations in question which are independent, autonomous bodies. Government funding for National Governing Bodies of sports is provided through the Irish Sports Council. The funding for the three main field sports (GAA, FAI and IRFU) is ring-fenced for the non-professional elements of the sport and is mainly focused on programmes aimed at increasing participation.

Question No. 268 answered with Question No. 261.