Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (892)

Catherine Murphy


892. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 18 April 2019, the status of grant payments in respect of a project that will be made to an organisation (details supplied); his views on whether confidence in the governance of the organisation has been re-established in order to resume funding streams; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33146/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Since responding to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 18 April 2019, concerning the FAI 'Grassroots Integration through Football' project which is funded by the Department under the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF),  the position of the Department regarding the status of grant payments remains the same. 

No additional grant payments will be made to the FAI, until such time as it becomes clear that confidence in the organisation’s governance is re-established. If and when that confidence is re-established, the Department will then assess a request for the next grant instalment in line with the normal policies and procedures governing AMIF grant payments.

The Department is aware of the on-going developments with regard to governance and management in the FAI, in particular the upcoming AGM and EGM. The Department remains in contact with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Sport Ireland in respect of this matter and will take advice from them on the issue of providing any further funding to the FAI.