Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1595)

Peadar Tóibín


1595. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a security company will be contracted for an event (details supplied); if the cost of such security will be covered by public funding; and the entity which will be tasked with awarding the security contract for the event. [35759/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In regard to the event in question, in addition to licence fees and other investment, the State will support the event through the provision of local authority and public services such as policing and transport as well as supporting the staging of fan zones and promotional events such as the opening ceremony. There will also be a programme of marketing to maximise the impact of the event for Ireland in terms of profile, attendance and long term legacy.

Officials in my Department will be working closely with the event organisers in the planning and organisation of the event. However, as we are currently seven years out from the event, organisational details such as that sought by the Deputy have yet to be planned or agreed.