Thursday, 20 June 2019

Questions (170)

Willie Penrose


170. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the Indecon Report will be available; if a stadium (details supplied) is included as part of the industry footprint in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25908/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Bord na gCon is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry. Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Bord na gCon have informed me that, in September 2018, they announced a comprehensive strategic review into the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia, including Mullingar Greyhound Stadium, was to take place. In January 2019, following a competitive tender process, Indecon Economic Consultants were chosen to undertake the independent review and a completed overall report is expected later this year.