Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (483)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

483. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he last met the chairperson of an organisation (details supplied); the issues discussed; when he will next meet the chairperson; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11728/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial State Body responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

I last met officials from Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), on Thursday 28th February 2019 with officials from my Department. HRI's Chairperson, Mr Nicky Hartery, joined the discussions via teleconference from London.

The items discussed during the meeting were the current re-development of the Curragh Racecourse, the draft HRI Strategic Plan 2019 to 2023, and the potential re-development of the Irish Equine Centre.

No further meetings between the Chairperson of HRI and myself have been scheduled for the present.