Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 15 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Sports Funding.
Mr. Cuffe Mr. Cuffe
215. Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the capital and current spending on dog racing, horse racing and other sports, in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5824/06]
Mr. O’Donoghue Mr. O’Donoghue
Mr. O’Donoghue: The following table sets out the 2005 current and capital allocation to Horse Racing Ireland and Bord na gCon from the horse and greyhound racing fund.
Under the national lottery-funded sports capital programme, which is administered by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, funding is allocated to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country. In 2005, a total of €56.8 million was paid out in respect of grants allocated under the programme, which is advertised annually.
Under the local authority swimming pool programme, which is administered by the Department, funding is given to local authorities in respect of the capital costs of a new swimming pool, a replacement pool or the refurbishment of an existing pool. Some €14.1 million was paid under the programme in 2005. A total of €34.4 million was allocated to the Irish Sports Council in 2005 to enable it to deliver its various programmes and activities, including the funding of sports organisations.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Sports Funding.