Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (85)

Johnny Guirke

Question:

85. Deputy Johnny Guirke asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the amount that has been awarded to date to associations (details supplied) from the Covid-19 response funds; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7585/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

As the Deputy will be aware, a Covid-19 funding package of €85 million was provided last year to support the sport sector. This significant investment benefited all levels of the sport sector including thousands of grassroots clubs across the country and provided some certainty for sporting organisations in their planning for 2021.

A full breakdown of the grants awarded by Sport Ireland under each of the Covid-19 funding schemes is available on Sport Ireland's website www.sportireland.ie.

The amounts awarded to the organisations mentioned by the Deputy are outlined in the table below.

Organisation

Covid-19 funding awarded

GAA

€30.995 million*

IRFU

€18.2 million

FAI

€13.2 million

*Includes support to the GAA, LGFA and The Camogie Association, gaelic games clubs, and for the running of the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie Inter-County Championships in 2020.