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Written Answers - Sports Funding

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 301.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the amount it will cost the taxpayer to host the 2012 Irish Open in Royal Portrush, County Derry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3052/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar As the Deputy will be aware, the promotion of golf tourism is an operational matter for the tourism agencies. In this context, I am advised that discussions are ongoing between the relevant stakeholders regarding the financial arrangements for the 2012 Irish Open. Any contribution which may be made by the tourism agencies will be provided in return for a defined set of benefits which assist in the promotion of Ireland as a destination for golf tourism.


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