I can inform the Deputy that officials of my Department and I met with the organisers of the bid for the sporting event in question to discuss their proposal. I have also provided a letter in support of the bid to host the event.
Any State support for the hosting of sporting events such as this is provided by the relevant tourism and sport agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Sport Ireland, based on their assessment of the business case for the bid. The organisers have been advised to submit their funding proposal to Fáilte Ireland and Sport Ireland for their consideration.
I have referred the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland and Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.