Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (329)

Tom Neville

Question:

329. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expenditure on high performance sport in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the anticipated expenditure for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51054/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

High performance sport is an important component of the National Sports Policy 2018-2027, published in July 2018. I am fully committed to achieving the investment aims set out in that policy.

The level of State investment in high performance sport since 2017 is as follows:

Year

State investment

2017

€11,700,000

2018

€12,,400,000

2019 (projected)

€13,500,000

An additional €2 million expenditure allocation has been allocated in the Estimates for 2020, which will assist preparations by Team Ireland for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games next year.