Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1286)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

1286. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be granted to a local authority (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18880/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund opened for applications on 19th November 2018 and the closing date for receipt of applications was 17th April. I can confirm that an application was received from the local authority referred to by the Deputy.

72 applications were received in total and my officials are currently undertaking an initial assessment of them. Details of all applications received will be published on the Department's website as soon as possible.

In view of the detailed information contained in each application, I am advised that it will take a number of months to have all of them assessed. Accordingly, I expect that it will be towards the end of this year before allocations are announced.