Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 25 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Swimming Pool Projects.
Deputy Noel J. Coonan Deputy Noel J. Coonan
Deputy Noel J. Coonan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the position on the proposed swimming pool in Roscrea, County Tipperary; the position with regard to capital funding; when he expects construction to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25762/07]
Deputy Séamus Brennan Deputy Séamus Brennan
Deputy Séamus Brennan: Under the terms of the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, the Contract Documents for the proposed new public swimming pool in Roscrea were approved in July, 2006, permitting North Tipperary County Council to go to tender for construction of the project. Details of the tender recommended by the County Council were received in my Department in April 2007 and have been cleared by the Department’s technical advisers, the Office of Public Works. However, before I can approve the tender and formally allocate the maximum grant of €3.8m for the project, the local authority must ensure that the funding for the entire project is in place. At present a shortfall in the overall funding for the project exists and my Department is in consultation with the Local Authority with a view to establishing mechanisms to address the shortfall.
Question No. 22 answered with Question No. 11.
Dáil Éireann 640 Written Answers. Swimming Pool Projects.