Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (3)

Alan Kelly

Question:

3. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Taoiseach if he and-or officials in his Department attended the 2018 Ryder Cup; if so, the reason they attended; the days on which they attended; the officials they met from a Ryder Cup organisation or the European Tour; and the costs for each individual's attendance. [40886/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Secretary General of my Department attended the 2018 Ryder Cup for one day at the invitation of the European Tour. The purpose of his attendance was to discuss the possibility of the hosting of a future Ryder Cup in Ireland. The European Tour requested that the meeting would be held at Le Golf National in Paris on one of the three days of the Ryder Cup, in order to illustrate the scale of the infrastructure required by the event.

He met with the CEO and Deputy CEO of the European Tour and the Ryder Cup Director. He was also in contact with a former Ryder Cup Captain who is also a member of the European Tour Board.

The cost of flights was €483.16, hotel €152.15 and train fare €10.30.