Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (504)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

504. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an approved sports capital grant application (details supplied) has been finalised following the response to a final query from the Chief State Solicitor's Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21252/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

My Department is in ongoing correspondence with our legal advisors in the Chief State Solicitor’s Office in relation to the 2015 Sports Capital grant allocated to the organisation referred to by the Deputy. While a deed of covenant and a deed of charge is in place to protect the State's investment in the facility, this needs to be updated to take account of the 2015 grant and to include all lands owned by the organisation. As the organisation is a company, the charge must be registered in the Companies Registration Office before formal approval can issue from my Department. My Department will continue to engage with the CSSO in relation to the matter and there will be no undue delay in this regard. Once the grant is formally approved by my Department, the organisation can begin to draw down the relevant funding.