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Sports Capital Programme.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 25 April 2007

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Ceisteanna (157, 158)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

177 Mr. O’Dowd asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the reason a group (details supplied) in County Louth was unsuccessful in its recent application for sport and fitness equipment and outdoor pursuit equipment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15628/07]

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Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

178 Mr. O’Dowd asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the reason a group (details supplied) in County Louth was unsuccessful in its recent application under the sports capital programme for sport and fitness equipment in view of the fact that Donegal VEC received funding in 2006 under this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15629/07]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 177 and 178 together.

The sports capital programme, which is administered by my Department, allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. All applications under the 2007 sports capital programme were evaluated by my Department in accordance with the assessment criteria for the programme published in the guidelines, terms and conditions document which accompanied the application form for the programme. Following completion of the evaluation of the applications received by my Department under the programme, I announced the provisional grant allocations on the 5th April last.

The application in question was unsuccessful and a letter advising the organisation together with a copy of the assessment carried out on the application, including any specific reasons for the application being unsuccessful, will be issued to the organisation in the very near future.

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