Written Answers. - National Lottery Funds.

Dermot Ahern

Ceist:

421 Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Education if she has made a decision regarding a national lottery grant application on behalf of Rás na hÉireann Race Committee for assistance for funding of an international race due to be held on 12 January 1997, at Dunleer, County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16540/96]

My Department is currently examining an application for grant aid towards the cost of Rás na hÉireann.

The organisers will be informed of my Department's decision in due course.