Thursday, 30 November 2006
Sport and Recreational Development.
Catherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
Does the Minister agree that the groups that will do poorly in an audit are in locations that have been subject to recent development? Deputy Gogarty's constituency and mine are examples of that. With the time lag involved, we must play catch-up as a consequence.
Was an audit of facilities carried out by the sports partnerships? Is there a deal of information out there already? The last reply I got to this question was that it would be a difficult process and that national facilities would be audited first, followed by regional and local facilities. However, local facilities have the most direct impact on communities. It often takes a while for a community to be developed enough to raise the matching funding, which creates its own time lag.