Brady, Áine

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 10


Sports Policy

I thank Senator Keaveney for raising this matter and for the opportunity to address the issues involved on behalf of my colleague, the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, Deputy Mary Hanafin.More Button

Ireland is a founding member of the Council of Europe and the principles of sports policy defined in the Irish Sports Council Act 1999 are based on the Council of Europe’s European Sports Cha...More Button

As the Senator is aware, sport no longer forms part of the Council of Europe’s centrally budgeted activities following the Council’s proposal in 2006 to transfer a number of activities,...More Button

Ireland ratified the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention in 2003. The convention has been effective in harmonising anti-doping policies and practices and in raising the standard of the anti-d...More Button

Article 165 of the Lisbon treaty provides the European Union with a formal competence on sport which will formalise the co-operation and co-ordination between member states. The European Commissio...More Button

In recognition of the growing role of sport within the European Union, in September this year the European Council changed the name of the council in charge of education, youth and culture. Offici...More Button

It is recognised that the Council of Europe has played an important role in Irish and European sport policy. As sport no longer forms part of the Council of Europe’s centrally budgeted activ...More Button

Flood Relief

I am taking this matter on behalf of my colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Mansergh.More Button

At national level, the need for a proactive approach to the management of flood risk was recognised by the report of the flood policy review group. As the lead agency for flood risk management, th...More Button

In February this year, the Minister of State, Deputy Mansergh, launched the first of these plans, the River Lee flood risk management plan, which is the result of three years work by OPW and its pa...More Button

The concept of this scheme was originally devised in the course of the Lee CFRAM study but the events of November 2009 demonstrated the urgent need for this work to be progressed and the overall va...More Button

The OPW commenced the procurement process for consultants to undertake this work in September of this year and expects to issue tender documents to short-listed tenderers before the end of the year...More Button

OPW has sanctioned €900,000 for Cork City Council to undertake the repair of quay walls breached last November and contract works for this are currently at tender stage by Cork City Council. ...More Button