Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (592)

Brendan Ryan


592. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received an application for funding from Kildare County Council for the provision of a swimming pool at Maynooth, County Kildare; if the application is deemed acceptable; when a decision will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22042/19]

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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 2019.

72 applications were received in total and my officials are currently undertaking an initial assessment of them. Details of all applications have been published on the Department's website.

I can confirm that an application has been received from Kildare County Council for funding for development of a swimming pool and multi-use facility in Maynooth. The application has been accepted and will be subject to assessment along with the  other applications received.

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.