Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 14 February, 2008

Written Answers. - Grant Applications.

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will approve the application by an organisation (details supplied) for a grant in the amount of €145,000 to host an International Family Day Care Organisation conference in July 2009, as part of Ireland’s current presidency of the IFDCO; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5769/08]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: The Department of Health and Children have received an application, for a grant allocation of National Lottery funds, from the organisation referred to. There is a protocol in the Department of Health and Children for processing applications for National Lottery grants. Following assessment, evaluation and recommendation applications are considered in the context of the overall level of funds available. This application is one of many under consideration for a grant from the Department of Health and Children and the organisation in question will be informed as soon as a decision has been made.