Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (137)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

137. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason funding applications by Dublin City Council under the sports capital programme were rejected for Brickfield Park; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8608/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The application referred to by the Deputy was made under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme. When the 2012 Programme was advertised my Department issued a detailed guide to filling out the application form which set out the Department’s minimum requirements.  This application did not meet these requirements and was deemed invalid and could not be considered for funding.

The application was invalid for 3 reasons.  Firstly, the applicant did not provide the Department with evidence of title to the property where the project was proposed.  Secondly, an acceptable quotation was not provided. Finally, the application form did not include an original signature as required.

A letter setting out the reasons why the application was deemed invalid has been sent to the applicant.   If the applicant requires further information or clarification they should contact the Sports Capital Programme Unit of my Department in Killarney.

The 2012 Sports Capital Programme is now closed and all the monies under this round have been allocated.