Dáil Éireann - Volume 554 - 09 October, 2002
Written Answers. - National Community Games.
872. Mr. O'Connor asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism his efforts to assist the community games movement in seeking an alternative venue for the annual national games which are currently held at Mosney Holiday Centre; if his attention has been drawn to the anxiety of  community games members that progress be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16554/02]
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue)
Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue): The question of the provision of venues for sports events is a matter in the first instance for the sports organisations concerned. Notwithstanding this, in my previous portfolio as Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, I met representatives of the National Community Games and ensured that my then Department helped to facilitate arrangements for a continued availability of Mosney Camp for the national finals. I was pleased to attend the 2002 national finals at Mosney. If there are any proposals in relation to an alternative venue for the national finals, I would be glad to arrange for officials of my Department to discuss the issues involved with representatives of the community games organisations.
Dáil Éireann 554 Written Answers. National Community Games.