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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 September 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Questions (302)

Jackie Cahill


302. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if there are funding streams available for ultra-triathlon competitors such as a person (details supplied) that wish to compete in a series of events culminating in the ultra-games grand final in August 2022; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43850/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards, including the allocation of funding across its various programmes. Sport Ireland does not provide direct funding for clubs or individuals but channels the funding through the relevant National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), in this case Triathlon Ireland. There is no mechanism by which Sport Ireland can allocate funding  outside of this process. 

The person mentioned by the Deputy should engage with Triathlon Ireland to discuss any potential supports they might be able to offer.