Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (114)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

114. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she has met with representatives from an organisation (details supplied) either virtually or in person since she assumed office; and if she will provide this Deputy with details regarding the discussion that took place at those meetings and the persons or bodies present. [9223/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

I have met with the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the organisation mentioned by the Deputy on a number of occasions since July 2020, most recently on 4th February. We have had discussions on a range of relevant issues, including matters relating to governance, financial issues, Euro 2020, Covid-19 and the League of Ireland. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.

Minister Catherine Martin and I met the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the organisation mentioned on 3 December, when we discussed governance, financial matters, Covid-19, as well as gender and pay parity issues. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.

Minister Martin and I also met with the Board of the organisation on 27 July, when we discussed governance matters relating to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 30 January 2020, Covid-19 support and grassroots matters. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.

In addition, the organisation is one of the National Governing Bodies represented on the Covid-19 Sports Monitoring Group which I chair. I am engaging with the Group in regard to any supports which may be required in the period ahead. Our most recent meeting took place on Thursday 28 January.

A copy of my diary and Minster Martin’s diary is available on my Department’s website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/6e364-ministers-diaries/#2021. This lists our diary engagements from July 2020, including dates of meetings with the organisation mentioned by the Deputy.