Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (525)

Robert Troy

Question:

525. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of annual funding which is provided to an organisation (details supplied); if funding will be increased in forthcoming budgets; and if a fund to help the family of athletes to travel to the Special Olympics World Games will be established. [16196/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards. This includes responsibility for the allocation of funding across its various programmes.

As the Deputy's question relates to funding for a sporting organisation, I have referred it to Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.