Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (615)

Jackie Cahill


615. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will engage with a company (details supplied) to examine the potential for promoting and incentivising the use of a product by sports clubs in the provision of new grass playing fields or for the improvement of existing grass playing fields; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26379/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

The programme funds the provision and improvement of many types of sports facilities including the development of natural grass playing surfaces. The choice of what products and methods best meet a grantee's needs are a matter for the grantee, their technical supervisor and their chosen contractor. Furthermore, the relevant National Governing Body may also provide some technical advice to sports club or organisations. My Department does not endorse or recommend any particular product and accordingly, it would not be appropriate to engage with the company referred to by the Deputy.