Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1149)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1149. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of occasions on which he has made representations to Sport Ireland since his appointment in respect of issuing funds to sports groups, bodies and associations; the sports bodies he has directed Sport Ireland to issue additional funds to outside normal allocations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14167/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Since my appointment as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have written to Sport Ireland on four occasions regarding the allocation of funding to National Governing Bodies of Sport and sporting bodies and organisations, as outlined in the following table.

Date

Representations

22 December 2016

Requesting that additional funding allocated in the 2017 Estimates be used to meet commitments, including pre-existing commitments to the Camogie Association and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association relating to the Women's Gaelic Players Association support for inter-county ladies football and camogie players and to the GAA relating to the Gaelic Players Association grants scheme for inter-county Gaelic football and hurling players

27 September 2017

Regarding the payment of an outstanding instalment of funding to the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) in respect of 2016 which was to be reimbursed to the OCI in recognition of the fact that the outstanding amount had demonstrably been spent on athlete related activities.

9 August 2018

Regarding the allocation of a significant part of the additional €1.5m provided for high performance sport to Hockey Ireland, which would not only recognise and acknowledge the efforts of the women's team at the Hockey World Cup in London but also the great prospects of both the women's and men's teams for Tokyo 2020.

27 March 2018

Directing Sport Ireland to allocate funding support of €195,000 to the Football Association of Ireland for State support of the Women's National Team programme