McDaid, James

Tuesday, 1 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 535 No. 1

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Priority Questions. - Tourism Promotion.

Was asked: if he will outline details of the marketing campaign in North America to counter the effects of misleading information on the foot and mouth situation and the reduction in tourist numbers to date from...More Button

Was asked: his policy regarding British tourists visiting here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the latest information available to his Department regarding the implications of the foot and mouth precautions on the tourism market for summer 2001; the measures taken to date to assist the industry...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 49, 51 and 52 together. While official CSO figures for overseas visitor numbers and revenue earnings for this year are not yet available, I understand from Bord Fáilte...More Button

I disagree. The Deputy should think of what the situation would have been if we had foot and mouth disease. Not only would the agricultural and food industries be wiped out but tourism also. I agree w...More Button

Absolutely.More Button

The horrifying pictures of the pyres on Sky Television and CNN in the United States were a major factor. People from the United States were not ever at risk. I have heard the stories the Deputy mentio...More Button

There was a large conference in Killarney last week and those who attended raved about the area, so I think we have already gone part of the way. We will not see the full result of the money which has...More Button

Priority Questions. - National Sports Stadium.

Was asked: the projected cost of all elements of the stadium-campus Ireland project at the latest date for which figures are available.More Button

The cost of the stadium outlined in the original PricewaterhouseCoopers feasibility study is £230 million. The study also gave an initial guideline cost of £51 million for a campus of sporting excelle...More Button

The cost of the stadium will be in the region of £350 million. The Deputy is a man of reasonable intelligence and knows that one can arrive at the determinate cost of any project only when the tender ...More Button

Only at that stage will we be able to determine the overall costs. The cost of the stadium is £350 million.More Button

Priority Questions. - World Road Cycling Championship.

Was asked: the reasons his Department will not fund the World Road Cycling Championship proposed for Killarney, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department does not have funds directly at its disposal for supporting projects of this nature. I understand, however, Bord Fáilte has received an application for sponsorship under the internationa...More Button

This year I established a special unit within Bord Fáilte for the purpose of attracting major international events, such as the World Road Cycling Championship, to Ireland on a multi-annual basis. Th...More Button

Other Questions. - Foot and Mouth Disease.

Was asked: if he has met companies (details supplied) to discuss the number of cancellations being notified to the companies and the general decline in their tourist business; the steps which can be taken to add...More Button

Was asked: if he has discussed with the Department of Finance the possibility of temporary deferment of PRSI and PAYE payments for certain sections of the tourism industry in order to avoid immediate enforced re...More Button

Was asked: if he has received any response from the banks and financial institutions to the appeal he issued to be as sympathetic as possible in the case of any tourism business which experiences cash flow diffi...More Button

Was asked: his response to the seven point programme of measures suggested by the Irish Hotels Federation on 22 March 2001 to assist the tourism sector overcome current difficulties arising from the foot and mou...More Button

Was asked: the extent of lay-offs and redundancies in the tourism sector as a result of the foot and mouth situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will make available a one-off marketing fund to facilitate continued sales for tour companies selling Ireland in 2001 and to achieve results in 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Was asked: the additional funding which will be made available to promote and market the tourism industry following the losses and cancellations consequent on the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.More Button

Was asked: his estimate of the total revenue lost so far in 2001 to the tourism sector arising from the foot and mouth scare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the extent of the decline in tourism numbers in each region as a result of the foot and mouth situation; the estimated loss of revenue to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he has met the banks and financial institutions to negotiate a scheme of interest free loans and deferred payments on existing loans for the tourism sector; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Was asked: the additional marketing measures being pursued in continental Europe in order to attract continental visitors and counteract the effects of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Was asked: if he will make a statement on the purpose and outcome of his recent visit to the United States.More Button

Was asked: if he expects the target of 6.6 million overseas visitors for the year 2001 to be achieved; if not, the revised target for the year; and the estimated reduction in the revenue forecast arising from th...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the anger felt by those engaged in the tourism industry at the Government's reluctance to take full account of the huge losses they have incurred due to the foot and...More Button

Was asked: if he has given any policy directives to assist the tourism industry in 2001 with particular reference to the need to focus on an early recovery; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the special efforts which will be put made to encourage tourists here in view of the impact on the tourism industry by foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the measures he has put in place recently or intends to put in place to assist businesses in the hotel sector and associated businesses which are experiencing difficulties due to the foot and mouth si...More Button

Was asked: the estimated number of visitors who have cancelled trips due to the foot and mouth outbreak; the estimated value lost to the economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the steps he will take, in conjunction with Bord Fáilte, to recover the angling business lost due to the foot and mouth problem.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 54 to 56, inclusive, 58, 60, 63 to 67, inclusive, 69, 71, 74, 82, 91, 99, 562, 566 and 576 together. While official CSO figures for overseas visitor numbers and revenu...More Button

I do not agree with that method. Because he only took up his position recently, the Deputy may not be aware that last year I established the Tourism Marketing Partnership precisely to overcome that si...More Button

I met representatives of Aer Lingus in the United States. I also met Mr. Tony Kelly from Irish Ferries. I agree with the Deputy that they estimate the figures will, certainly, be down this year. They ...More Button

I agree with the Deputy that tourism is vital to her area. I will consider her request but it would be logistically impossible to give every sector that type of support. Everybody has been adversely a...More Button

Perhaps the Deputy could take up the N5 issue with the Department of the Environment and Local Government. I will see what I can do. I and the Government pleaded with the financial institutions with r...More Button

On the question of rates and VAT, PAYE and PRSI, it would be more appropriate for the Deputies to put down questions to the Minister for Finance.More Button

I accept losses have been incurred but I hope they will be temporary. They would have been far worse had there been a full outbreak of foot and mouth disease.More Button

Other Questions. - Excise Rebate on Fuel.

Was asked: if he discussed with the Minister for Finance the possibility of an excise rebate on fuel for the coach tour sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Any amendment or extension of the fuel rebate system is a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Finance. On 6 March 2001, he informed the House, in response to Question No. 136, that he did not ha...More Button

I have met the CTTC on a number of occasions and this was a matter that was discussed as a result of their pre-budget submission. There is an EU State aid problem here. The structures of excise duties...More Button

My Department has asked the Department of Finance to re-examine their situation. It is an important question but ultimately it is a matter for the Department of Finance and I am aware that it is a mat...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Stadium Ireland: Motion.

What did the Deputy do for sport?More Button

I accept that. I was talking about the Deputy's party.More Button

It is because we did not provide the facilities. All of us paid lip service to it.More Button

Unless we move to change attitudes to sport and increase participation in sport, we will not just need one or two extra hospitals but, with the levels of obesity and adolescent type 2 diabetes to whic...More Button

Yes, it should be available. An eminent firm of international accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers, was asked by Deputy Mitchell to report on the challenges facing Dublin should it decide to make a bid...More Button

This serves to highlight the rather obvious fact that there is no point in going out to the sporting world canvassing for major international events, whether they be world championships or European Cu...More Button

It is curious to say the least, that Deputy Noonan's concern about the national stadium project and sport in general found no expression whatsoever in his major address to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis as r...More Button

Far from regretting or resenting the intense interest being shown in Sports Campus Ireland, I, and my colleagues in Government, welcome it. It would indeed be a sad day for democracy if the biggest si...More Button

There seems to be an impression abroad that the stadium and sports campus Ireland projects are being planned without due regard for appropriate approval procedures. Deputy Noonan also pointed out that...More Button

I am glad to have this opportunity to dispel some of the myths which exist. It was the Government that decided to commission a feasibility study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and to accept its recommendat...More Button

It is an international group of consultants that will deal with it and I will come to that matter eventually. As I speak, the best professional estimate of the total cost of the sports campus Ireland ...More Button

Also included is a figure of £320 million for the other facilities, many of which are required for the Special Olympics in 2003. This gives a total estimated cost of £550 million for the entire campus...More Button

Currently, six international consortia are preparing their bids for submission to CSID by 21 June 2001 in relation to the design, building, financing and operation of a range of facilities planned for...More Button

I anticipate by this time next month it will be actually £1.5 billion coming from the Opposition benches.More Button

The fact that some of the biggest names in sports development in the world are taking part in the tender competition gives us, I believe, the best possible opportunity to limit Exchequer, and ultimate...More Button

As I said this, is not the entrepreneurial spirit that powered this economy over the past 12 years. Do nothing, that is the Fine GaeI attitude. I can assure this House that the Sports Campus Ireland p...More Button

Funding for Sports Campus Ireland poses absolutely no threat to that expenditure. It is being provided out of budget surplus. For the first time in our history we have the chance to put an infrastruct...More Button

As I said before, the decision to build a national sports campus and stadium is a logical progression from, and complements, the contribution of the Government to the development of sport since it ass...More Button

The nation's health is at stake and perhaps we will need fewer hospitals if we put money into this area.More Button

The Deputy is talking about a stadium. What we are talking about is a campus, a whole area. The Deputy is missing the point.More Button

The Deputy is talking about the stadium.More Button

For the campus.More Button

That was required anyway.More Button

That is not true.More Button

Kildare County Council is holding everything back.More Button

That is the Deputy's argument for everything.More Button

Down through the years.More Button

I could not agree more.More Button

Written Answers - Tax Reliefs.

Was asked: if he has discussed with the Minister for Finance the possibility of an excise rebate on fuel for the coach tour sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Any amendment or extension of the fuel rebate system is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Finance, Deputy McCreevy. On 6 March 2001, he informed the House, in response to Question No. 136, th...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products.

Was asked: if he has yet received any response from the Irish Sports Council to his request that it consider the position of a substance (details supplied) in view of new concerns with regard to its impact on th...More Button

Having considered the position of the substance named by the Deputy, the Irish Sports Council issued a press release on 14 March 2001, stating that they do not support its use in sport, and have issue...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Was asked: if he has received a report from the Office of Public Works on the proposals for a new swimming pool in Ballinasloe, County Galway; if approval and costings have been finalised; the next stages to be ...More Button

In December last, Ballinasloe UDC submitted a preliminary report to the Department on a replacement for the Ballinasloe pool. A technical assessment in connection with this preliminary report was rece...More Button

Written Answers - Local Partnerships.

Was asked: the progress made to date with regard to the commitment given in the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness regarding the establishment of sports and recreational partnerships; and if he will make a st...More Button

The creation of local partnerships as envisaged by Government and the social partners in the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness has now been incorporated by the Irish Sports Council in its Statemen...More Button

Written Answers - Official Engagements.

Was asked: the matters discussed and any conclusions reached at the meeting with his Northern counterpart, Sir Reg Empey, MLA, on 30 March 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I chaired the second meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council – NSMC – in tourism sectoral format in the Institute of Technology, Letterkenny, on Friday, 30 March 2001. Also in attendance were S...More Button

Written Answers - Sydney Olympic Games.

Was asked: if he has received from the Irish Sports Council, any report on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the council's report on Ireland's participation in the Sydney Olympics; and if he...More Button

The review of Ireland's participation in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and recommendations for Athens 2004 was published on 6 February 2001 and the Irish Sports Council, which has direct responsibilit...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Was asked: if he has received a report from the Office of Public Works on the proposals for a new swimming pool in Tuam, County Galway; if approval and costings have been finalised; the next stages to be advance...More Button

Last December, Galway County Council submitted a preliminary report to my Department in respect of a replacement pool for Tuam. My Department has received a technical assessment from the Office of Pub...More Button

Written Answers - Dublin Olympics Bid.

Was asked: if he has received representations favouring a Dublin Olympics bid; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I have only ever received one representation in my Department favouring a Dublin Olympics bid, which was received on 3 June 1998 from a private individual with an interest in the matter. As the Deputy...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Was asked: if he will make a statement on the progress made to date with regard to the construction of the 50 metre swimming pool for Limerick, promised in An Action Programme for the Millennium.More Button

Was asked: the progress of the national 50 metre swimming pool; when it is now likely to be operational; the conditions or requirements regarding the date of operation in the tender procedure; and if he will mak...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 75 and 567 together. The Government, in line with the commitment given in the joint programme, An Action Plan for the Millennium, decided in November 1997, to initiate...More Button

Was asked: if, in regard to the commitment given in the Review of an Action Programme for the Millennium, he will give the total amount allocated to date to local authorities for refurbishment of existing swimmi...More Button

In giving effect to the commitment outlined in the review of An Action Programme for the Millennium I have secured £45 million funding for an accelerated programme of investment over the three year pe...More Button

Written Answers - Road Signage.

Was asked: the discussions he has had with the Department of the Environment regarding signposting here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ministerial responsibility for signposting rests with my colleague, the Minister for the Environment and Local Government, Deputy Dempsey, who, on 5 April 2001 last, informed the House in response to ...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Was asked: the total amount of public funding committed by the Government to the GAA, the FAI and the IRFU, arising from discussions with his Department regarding the use by these organisations of Stadium Irelan...More Button

Was asked: the precise figure in terms of funds offered to sporting and recreational bodies engaged in the building of stadia.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 78 and 588 together. As already outlined to the House on the Order of Business on 10 and 11 April last, a series of meetings were held with the GAA and with the FAI in...More Button

Written Answers - National Rowing Centre.

Was asked: if, in regard to the commitments given in the review of An Action Programme for the Millennium, he will outline the progress made in regard to the development of a national rowing centre at Inniscarra...More Button

A grant of £500,000 was allocated to the Irish Amateur Rowing Union under the 1999 sports capital programme operated by my Department towards the development of phase 1 of the National Rowing Centre a...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Was asked: if, in regard to the commitments given in the review of An Action Programme for the Millennium, he will outline the progress made in regard to the provision of an indoor athletics training facility at...More Button

A grant of £4.8 million was allocated to Fingal County Council under the 2000 sports capital programme operated by my Department towards the provision of a new indoor athletic facility – £4.1 million ...More Button

Written Answers - Euro Changeover.

Was asked: if any assessment of the level or preparation in the tourism sector for the introduction of the euro has been carried out by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

While no specific assessment has been carried out into the level of preparation in the tourism sector for the introduction of the euro, the latest survey by the Forfás EMU business awareness campaign,...More Button

Written Answers - National Sports Stadium.

Was asked: the estimated costs associated with Sports Campus Ireland; and if he will give a breakdown of all allocated funds for this project.More Button

Was asked: the costs incurred to date in respect of the Stadium Ireland project.More Button

Was asked: the current proposed capacity of the proposed national stadium; and the anticipated total costMore Button

Was asked: the amount of money spent so far on Stadium Ireland; and the amount committed to date.More Button

Was asked: the current all-in cost projections in regard to the proposed new National Stadium.More Button

Was asked: the seating and standing capacity of the various sports stadia currently proposed or in hand.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 83, 98, 559, 561, 587, and 589, together. As I have already outlined in an earlier reply to Deputy O'Shea, the cost of the stadium outlined in the original Pricewaterh...More Button

Written Answers - National Development Plan.

Was asked: the total amount of money allocated under the social inclusion and child care sub-programme of the national development plan; the total amount drawn down to date; if he has satisfied himself at the ra...More Button

The local development work of area based partnerships and ADM community groups continues to be supported with funding under the social inclusion and child care sub-programme of the regional operationa...More Button

Written Answers - Sport and Recreation Policy.

Was asked: the extent to which an integrated policy on sport and recreation exists with particular reference to the need to ensure the ready availability of modern facilities throughout the country; if a plan to...More Button

The hugely increased investment in sport by the current Government has resulted in a considerably enhanced quality and range of top class facilities from national level to local community clubs and ce...More Button

Written Answers - GAA Rules.

Was asked: if he has had or plans to have discussions with the GAA regarding the retention by the association of Rule 21, which bans members of the RUC or British Army from membership of the association, especia...More Button

The question of the deletion of Rule 21 from the Rule Book of the Gaelic Athletic Association is a matter for the organisation itself, which is an independent, autonomous body. While I have no plans t...More Button

Written Answers - RAPID Programme.

Was asked: when it is expected that the second strand to the RAPID programme for rural areas and provincial towns will be operational; the total expected budget for this strand; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Was asked: the guidelines which are available for the preparation of development for areas designated under the RAPID programme; when details of funding arrangements will be available; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Was asked: the progress made to date with regard to the implementation of the RAPID programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 87, 88 and 96 together. The establishment of a framework for the implementation of strand I of the RAPID programme, catering for urban centres with the greatest concen...More Button

Written Answers - International Sporting Events.

Was asked: the international sporting events he is trying to bring here.More Button

In 1999, the Government launched the international sports tourism initiative. A fund of £2.5 million, annually, over a three year period, 2000-03, was made available to support efforts to attract majo...More Button

Written Answers - National Lottery Funding.

Was asked: if, in view of the enormous dissatisfaction in certain parts of the country regarding the disproportionate allocation of lottery funds from county to county he will ensure that the situation is redres...More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February, 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receiv...More Button

Written Answers - National Conference Centre.

Was asked: the latest position regarding the development of a national conference centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In relation to the proposed National Conference Centre at Spencer Dock, Bord Fáilte has confirmed that, as no major construction work had taken place on the site by January 2001, the grant contract wi...More Button

Written Answers - URBAN Programmes.

Was asked: the latest position regarding discussions with the EU Commission on the details of the proposed URBAN II programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The EU Urban II Community Initiative Programme for Ireland was submitted to the EU Commission in November 2000 and on 11 April this year the Commission confirmed that the draft programme was admissibl...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme.

Was asked: the plans he has to carry out a review of the sports capital programme; his views on the success or otherwise of this programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I established a group to undertake a comprehensive review of the operation of the national lottery funded sports capital programme in July 1998. Based on the report and recommendations of this group, ...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Was asked: the cost to the State of the proposed swimming pool projects in Cobh and Youghal, County Cork, respectively; when he expects to be in a position to make funding available for these projects; and if he...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of funding for a swimming pool for a town (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 95 and 569 together. It is not possible to give a cost to the State of the proposed swimming pool projects in Cobh and Youghal, County Cork as grant-aid is not allocat...More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Was asked: when the review of the operation of the national drugs strategy will be published, especially in view of his statement on 6 March 2001 that publication was likely before the end of that month; and if ...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: if he has prepared amendments to the Prohibition of Ticket Touts Bill, 1998; when he will publish these amendments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As I have previously indicated to the Deputy, the views obtained by my Department from the Office of the Attorney General and from other relevant Departments, raise serious and fundamental questions ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number and grades of staff from the Department of the Taoiseach who are seconded to work on the Stadium Ireland projectMore Button

Three members of staff have been seconded from the Department of the Taoiseach to work on the Stadium Ireland project at Abbotstown. The grades of the staff concerned are one principal officer, one hi...More Button

Written Answers - Regional Funding.

Was asked: the total financial contribution from his Department towards the Border midlands and west region for each year since this designation; the additional funding over and above normal funding which was pr...More Button

My Department is not involved in providing funding for the Border midlands and west region in accordance with the arrangements for which the region is designated. The Deputy may wish to note that my D...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Was asked: if he will approve a sports capital grant for Bealnamullia sports club, County Roscommon; when he will be in a position to approve these grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: if he will sanction funding for a rugby club (details supplied) in County Mayo for the provision of an all-weather training area.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: when the sanctioning of successful applications for national lottery funding will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Sports Capital Programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: the basis on which capital moneys have been allocated to sporting organisations; if he will give a breakdown of the capital allocations to such sporting organisations over the past three years; the be...More Button

Capital funding to sporting and community organisations is provided through the national lottery funded sports capital programme, administered by my Department. The main objectives of this programme a...More Button

Written Answers - RAPID Programme.

Was asked: the reason Ringsend has been excluded from the RAPID programme; and if he will reconsider this decision in the light of the rates of early school leaving, number of dependants, number of lone parents ...More Button

Written Answers - EU Summits.

Was asked: if, in respect of commitments made at the Lisbon Summit 2000 concerning economic reform in order to make the European Union the most competitive economic area by 2010, he will list the number of measu...More Button

There are no specific measures required for implementation by my Department pursuant to the commitments made at the Lisbon Summit 2000 concerning economic report in order to make the European Union th...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Was asked: if he will sanction a grant to a boxing club (details supplied) in County Mayo under the Sports Capital Programme, 2001.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: if he will sanction a grant to an association (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: if he will respond to an application by a GAA club (details supplied) in County Mayo for funding under the Sports Capital Programme, 2001.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme.

Was asked: the funding he will sanction to a football club (details supplied) in County Mayo under the Sports Capital Programme 2001.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Was asked: the amounts of lottery funds allocated to each county and city on each occasion over the past three years.More Button

The following table lists the allo cations under the sports capital programme by county for the years 1998 to 2000, inclusive. The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 294 of 27 March 2001, consideration of the report of the interdepartmental working group on guidelines for local authority/private partnership provision of wa...More Button

The report of the interdepartmental working group established to develop guidelines and advise on the other key issues for the operation of a public private partnership approach to swimming pools is c...More Button

Written Answers - Young People's Facilities and Services Fund.

Was asked: the extent of the young people's facilities and service fund for capital projects in 2001; the details of the projects; the allocations made to date; and when the remainder of the fund is likely to be...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme.

Was asked: the number of applications submitted by Donegal sporting organisations for lottery funding; and the total estimated cost of each project.More Button

The following schedule contains the information requested by the Deputy and lists the names of the 95 applicants from County Donegal for funding under the 2001 sports capital programme and the estimat...More Button

Was asked: if he will allocate lottery funding for a GAA club in County Laois (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The sports capital programme for 2001 was advertised in mid-December 2000 with a closing date of 9 February 2001 for the receipt of completed applications. In excess of 1,450 applications were receive...More Button

Written Answers - Official Engagements.

Was asked: if he will state, in respect of himself and each Minister of State in his Department, the planned official trips abroad between 1 May 2001 and the end of 2001.More Button

As of today's date the Minister of State at my Department, Deputy Eoin Ryan, has no plans for any official trips abroad between 1 May 2001 and the end of 2001. Plans for further visits by me this year...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme.

Was asked: the total number and value of projects to which he awarded sporting or recreational grants in County Kildare in each of the past three years; the number of applications rejected, approved and pending;...More Button

Was asked: the total number of applications received for funding of sporting and recreational facilities in each of the past three years; the number approved; the number rejected; the number and location pending...More Button

Was asked: the extent to which funds awarded to various sporting or recreational projects in the past three years have been drawn down; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of money awarded or committed in respect of sporting or recreation projects throughout the country in the past three years; the amount committed and spent from the proceeds of the nat...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 583 to 586, inclusive, together. The following table summarises the information requested by the Deputy in relation to the national lottery funded sports capital progr...More Button


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