Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (280)

Jackie Cahill


280. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will publish a business analysis report prepared for an organisation (details supplied) by another organisation as reported in a programme; and when the report in question was completed and submitted to his Department. [28602/19]

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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 has informed me that the report in question, which was commissioned by Bord na gCon's interim CEO in early 2017, was completed on 29 September 2017 and was received by my Department on 24th May 2019.

I understand that the document has been published on Bord na gCon's official website in recent days in a redacted form.