Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (319)

Martin Heydon


319. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the expenditure on high-performance sport in advance of the 2020 Olympics; the level of expenditure planned for the period through to the 2024 Olympics; and the expected performance targets for each competition. [52497/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

State support of €13.5m. is being provided by Sport Ireland to high performance sport in 2019. A provision of €15.5m. has been made for 2020.

The precise levels of expenditure to be allocated for each of the years 2021 to 2024 inclusive will be determined in the context of the totality of my Department's allocation for the years in question. However, progressively increasing allocations for high performance sport are envisaged, as part of the overall planned increased investment in sport, which was signalled in the National Sports Policy 2018-2027.

A new High Performance Strategy will shortly be published and will contain details of targets for upcoming Olympic and Paralympic cycles. I will arrange to forward a copy of the Strategy to the Deputy upon its publication.