Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1180)

Clare Daly

Question:

1180. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a company (details supplied) was given an €80,000 lump sum by Horse Racing Ireland when the contract was being renewed plus €24,000 in administration costs; and if so, the reason therefore. [19330/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

The question raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and I have requested my officials to refer the question to them for direct reply.