Tuesday, 17 July 2012

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Paschal Donohoe


191 Deputy Paschal Donohoe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason tag rugby groups are prevented from using the Phoenix Park as a place to train in advance of tournament matches; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34416/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

The Phoenix Park, although being the largest urban park in Dublin, is a finite resource. Provision is made for both active and passive recreation in the twenty seven dedicated sports grounds already fully allocated to many sporting bodies under licence, for example, Gaelic football, camogie, soccer, cricket, polo, etc.

It is open to tag rugby groups to liaise directly with the licensed sporting bodies to see if they can be facilitated within their allocated sporting grounds.