Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (264)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl


264. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a sports club (details supplied) who have had national lottery funding committed to it, can have the draw down period for that funding extended, in view of unforeseen, but resolvable, problems that have arisen from a decision of the local planning authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12068/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The club referred to by the Deputy was allocated a grant of €300,000 under the 2006 Sports Capital Programme towards the provision of a sports hall and dressings rooms. The club has made very little progress in drawing down this grant and the Deputy will appreciate that grants cannot be kept open indefinitely. The club have been reminded on several occasions of the need to progress this project and draw down the grant.  The club now needs to engage with my officials and ensure that all outstanding documentation is sent to the Department as soon as possible.