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Griffin, Brendan

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Olympic Games

I thank the Deputy for raising this because it is a very important issue and a serious issue for our boxers.More Button

I am aware of the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee, IOC, to suspend planning for the Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. This announcement was accompanied by a sta...More Button

It is important to clarify that international sport organisations, such as the IOC, are independent, autonomous bodies that are responsible for deciding their own operational procedures and compe...More Button

As we know, boxing is our most successful Olympic sport. We have won about 31 medals in the history of the modern Olympics, 16 of which have come in boxing and seven of those were in the last th...More Button

I am glad that there is excellent collaboration between Sport Ireland and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, IABA, on this. I have been in contact with both organisations about this. I cont...More Button

It is and I reiterate that my primary concern is for the athletes. These are the people who basically put their lives on hold, in most cases from the time they are very young, to pursue their drea...More Button

On the IABA and Sport Ireland, I am confident that they are doing everything they can possibly do and I am quite happy with the level of interaction that we have had on this to date in terms of t...More Button

To be very clear, on 30 November, the very day the IOC made its announcement, I was in direct contact with the IABA asking it to use its influence internationally to try to get this matter addresse...More Button

I am aware of the recent announcement by the IOC - the International Olympic Committee - to suspend planning for the Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. This announcement was accompanied by a ...More Button

It is important to clarify that International Sport Organisations, such as the IOC, are independent, autonomous bodies that are responsible for deciding their own operational procedures and compe...More Button

I am deeply concerned by the potentially adverse consequences of this emerging situation for our athletes within Ireland’s high performance boxing programme and in their preparations for Tokyo 20...More Button

  Question No. 45 answered with Question No. 17.More Button

I am aware of the recent announcement by the IOC - the International Olympic Committee - to suspend planning for the Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. This announcement was accompanied by a ...More Button

It is important to clarify that International Sport Organisations, such as the IOC, are independent, autonomous bodies that are responsible for deciding their own operational procedures and compe...More Button

I am deeply concerned by the potentially adverse consequences of this emerging situation for our athletes within Ireland’s high performance boxing programme and in their preparations for Tokyo 20...More Button

Tender Process (Continued)

Acting Chairman-----More Button

Chairman, on a point of order-----More Button

It is a point of order.More Button

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Friday 7 September and the application period closed on Friday 19th October. By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications...More Button

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Friday 7 September and the application period closed on Friday 19th October.  By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications...More Button

186 of these applications are for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that were allowed to resubmitted corrected documents this year.  These applications are b...More Button

For the first time, applicants who have submitted incorrect documentation under this round will be given the opportunity to correct their application during the assessment period. While there wil...More Button

Sports Funding

The Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund opened for applications on 19th November and the closing date for applications is the 17th April 2019. Full details of the scheme and application forms ar...More Button

  Question No. 51 answered with Question No. 26.More Button

Sports Capital Programme Administration

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) as operated by my Department provides funding to voluntary, sporting and community organisations for the provision of sports and recreational facilities. Over 11...More Button

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Friday 7 September and the application period closed on Friday 19 October. By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications...More Button

186 of these applications are for projects deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that were allowed to submit corrected documents this year. These applications are being assessed f...More Button

For the first time, applicants who have submitted incorrect documentation under this round will be given the opportunity to correct their application during the assessment period. While there wil...More Button

In relation to future rounds of the Programme, the National Sports Policy 2018 - 2027 contains a commitment to run a round of the Sports Capital Programme in every year of the policy. The polic...More Button

The 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme opened for applications on Friday 7 September and the application period closed on Friday 19th October.  By that deadline, a record 2,337 applications...More Button

186 of these applications are for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that were allowed to resubmitted corrected documents this year.  These applications are b...More Button

For the first time, applicants who have submitted incorrect documentation under this round will be given the opportunity to correct their application during the assessment period. While there wil...More Button

Sports Organisations

Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the promotion, development and co-ordination of sport. This includes responsibility for the developmen...More Button

The Women in Sport programme was established in 2005 with the aim of increasing women's participation in sport, including non-participatory opportunities through volunteering and coaching. Since ...More Button

In 2018, in addition to its usual funding of NGBs, LSPs, and other programmes which benefit female and male athletes and participants, Sport Ireland will invest approximately €1million specifical...More Button

Just over a decade ago, in 2007, there was a gap of almost 16% in active participation levels between genders. In the intervening decade, this gap has narrowed to just 4.5% in 2017 according to t...More Button

My Department's National Sports Policy 2018-2027, which was launched in July 2018, aims to increase the levels of participation in sport and physical activity across the population over the next ...More Button

When Minister Ross and I launched the National Sports Policy, we highlighted a number of priorities and indicated our intention to seek additional funding in 2019 to support certain measures, inc...More Button

While the gender gap in sports participation is narrower now than at any point over the past ten years, at just 4.5%, I am determined to eliminate that gap altogether. I am very pleased that the ...More Button

DEIS Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disabilities Assessments

Asked the Minister for Health: when an autism assessment report will be carried out in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Nursing Staff Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the provision of an advanced nurse practitioner rheumatology post at UHK as promised in December 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive payment under the beef genomics scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Sports Events

The hosting of major sports competitions, both participative and spectator sports, can provide great opportunities to showcase Ireland and drive international visitor numbers.  In addition, the med...More Button

Accordingly, I am very supportive of the work of the tourism agencies and the national governing bodies of sport to attract international events, subject, of course, to an assessment of the costs...More Button

Fáilte Ireland provides financial assistance, subject to eligibility criteria, to applicants who are proposing to bid to host international events (including sporting events) in Ireland that woul...More Button

In terms of forthcoming sporting events, Ireland will host four games as part of the UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament in June 2020 - three group games and one round of 16 game.  The bid to host...More Button

Minister Ross and I also support efforts to explore possibilities to host other major sporting events.  With regard to soccer, we welcomed the recent announcement by the FAI and IFA of their inte...More Button

In the sport of golf, Minister Ross and Department officials met with representatives of the PGA European Tour at the Ryder Cup in Paris to discuss the possible hosting of a future Ryder Cup in I...More Button

As regards any further events being considered for possible agency support, I have asked Fáilte Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy in this regard.  Please contact my private office if you ha...More Button

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42AMore Button

  Question No. 229 answered with Question No. 226.More Button

Water Pollution

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button