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Written Answers - Sport and Recreational Development

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 681.  Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan Information on Maureen O'Sullivan Zoom on Maureen O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the amounts of Exchequer funding provided to Swim Ireland and Olympic Council of Ireland in 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; if there are conditions attached to this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16789/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar The Irish Sports Council (ISC), which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body for the promotion, development and coordination of sport which includes responsibility for dealing with the recognised sporting organisations and allocation of funding to same. The ISC was established on a statutory basis on 1st July 1999, and the functions of the Council are outlined in Section 6 of the Irish Sports Council Act 1999.

I am informed by the Irish Sports Council that the allocation of funding to National Governing Bodies of Sport is based on a detailed application form and is for core funding and programmes such as Women in Sport and the High Performance Programme. Funding must be used only for the purposes outlined and agreed. Details of funding provided to Swim Ireland and the Olympic Council of Ireland in 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012 are outlined below.

Swim Ireland

2010 Total €1,321,900 (Core funding €886,900, Women in Sport €100,000, High Performance €335,000).

[983]2011 Total €1,533,829 (Core funding €886,900, Women in Sport €100,000, High Performance €546,929).

2012 (to date) High Performance €416,250. Core funding and Women in Sport funding not yet allocated.

Olympic Council of Ireland — High Performance Funding

2010, €350,000;

2011, €417,947;

2012, €330,381.


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