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 2 reasons. Firstly, the application referred to was for a project costing over €1 million and the applicant did not provide a feasibility study, which is a requirement under the Programme, where the cost of the project is over €700,000. Secondly, the estimate provided by the Quantity Surveyor did not provide details of the works to be carried out.
A letter setting out the reasons 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.