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Inland Fisheries

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 31 May 2022

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Ceisteanna (72)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

72. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount of funding provided by Inland Fisheries Ireland in respect of the provision and improvement and inclusion of anglers with a disability in the past five years to date; if he is satisfied that all funded was appropriated in the way in which it was intended for. [27423/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The disbursement of grant aid is an operational matter for Inland Fisheries in which neither I nor my Department have any role. However, IFI have confirmed that they provided funding of €771,604.39 for the provision and inclusion of anglers with a disability through:

1.  Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF) - €151,483.39;

2. National Strategy for Angling Development (accessible angling infrastructure projects) - €613,471; and

3. The IFI Sponsorship Scheme  - € 6,650. 

IFI also confirm that all funding was disbursed appropriately as evidenced by independent internal audit reviews of both Dormant Accounts Funds and the National Strategy for Angling Development and annual reports made to the Department of Community and Rural Development, the managing authority for DAF, (in respect of Dormant Accounts elements).

IFI have established a dedicated e-mail address: oireachtas@fisheriesireland.ie where direct detailed queries may be made by members of the Oireachtas.

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