Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (238)

Imelda Munster


238. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation for Sport Ireland in 2018 and 2019. [27079/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The allocation for Sport Ireland is set out under my Department's Vote in the annual Revised Estimates.

For 2019, a total amount of €62.2m has been allocated to Sport Ireland, of which €57.3m is for current expenditure and €4.9m is for capital expenditure.

The total amount provided for Sport Ireland in 2018 was €75.9m. Of this amount, €55m was provided for current expenditure, which includes an additional €1.5m allocated for high performance sport in August 2018. The amount provided for capital expenditure in 2018 was €20.9m.

The capital expenditure allocations included €18m and €2m in 2018 and 2019 respectively for the development of Phase 2 of the National Indoor Arena at the Sport Ireland Campus.

Sport Ireland also disburses funding for sport measures from the Dormant Accounts Fund. €5m was allocated to Sport Ireland in Dormant Account Funding for 2018 and again in 2019.