Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1268)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1268. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the costs incurred regarding the 2016 Olympic ticketing issue to date in 2019, by year; the breakdown of costs; if a person (details supplied) is in receipt of payment or financial support and-or other supports to date from Sport Ireland and-or an organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18437/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The total cost of the Moran Inquiry into the receipt, distribution and sale of tickets and ancillary matters relating to the Rio Olympic Games amounted to €312,765. A breakdown of these costs, incurred during 2016 and 2017, is set out in the following Table:

2016

2017

TOTAL

Legal Fees

€ 249,719

€ 249,719

Forensic Accountancy

€ 40,744

€ 40,744

Stenography

€ 61

€ 12,394

€ 12,455

Other incidental expenses

€ 8,767

€ 1,080

€ 9,847

Total

€8,828

€303,937

€312,765

I wish to confirm that the person whose details have been supplied by the Deputy is not, and has not been, in receipt of any payment or financial support or other supports from either my Department or Sport Ireland. I also wish to confirm that the funding being provided to the Olympic Federation of Ireland by Sport Ireland is for clearly defined purposes and expressly precludes the use of any such State funding for expenses or payments connected to legacy issues around the former Olympic Council of Ireland.