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Written Answers. - FAI Development Plans.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 203. Dr. Upton   asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Information on James McDaid Zoom on James McDaid  his views on the Football Association of Ireland's plans to include a re-developed Lansdowne Road as part of a Scotland-Ireland joint bid for the 2008 European Championships. [3934/02]

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation (Dr. McDaid): Information on James McDaid Zoom on James McDaid The Scottish Football Association (SFA) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are currently considering a joint bid to host the 2008 UEFA European Soccer Championships. Both football associations must confirm by 28 February to UEFA that they intend submitting a joint bid by 31 May, the closing date for the submission of formal bids. The possible usage of Lansdowne Road as part of the bid is a matter for the FAI and the stadium's owners, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).


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