Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (93)

Jonathan O'Brien


93. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if additional resources will be given to Olympic sports and athletes in advance of Tokyo 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39908/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Government has made a very significant investment in high performance sport this year, with an additional €1.5m allocated to Sport Ireland in Budget 2019 for high performance programmes in support of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This additional funding has enabled Sport Ireland to provide increased allocations to the relevant National Governing Bodies of Sport under its High Performance programme this year.

The additional funding for 2019 follows on from an additional €1.75m allocated for high performance sport in August 2018.

The level of funding allocated to date positions our high performance athletes well as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

The level of funding to be allocated for sport next year will be part of the Budget 2020 announcement.