Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (192)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

192. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide additional financial support to elite boxing athletes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37872/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards.   Sport Ireland channels its funding through the recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport, in this case the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.   

I have referred the Deputy's Question to Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.