Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (171)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

171. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to changes to the broadcasting rights to Irish racing from a television channel (details supplied); the role his Department has in this decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9233/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland is a commercial state body responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

The matter referred to by the Deputy is an operational matter for Horse Racing Ireland. My Department had no role in the decision referred to.