I propose to take Questions Nos. 173 to 175, inclusive, together.
There are no criminal offences specific to match fixing and fraud within the area of sport, however, when investigating and prosecuting such behaviour the Garda Síochána and the Director of Public Prosecutions have available to them a range of fraud and corruption offences under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001, the Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 2010 and the Common Law.
Responsibility for policy on sports and offences specific to the manipulation of sports competitions would lie with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Officials of that Department represent Ireland at negotiations on the development of a Council of Europe Convention Against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. The draft Convention includes a range of measures to both prevent and incriminate match-fixing and related behaviour.