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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (25 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: I can confirm that an application has been submitted by the organisation referred to by the Deputy under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme. All of the 2320 applications received will be assessed by officials in my Department over the coming months.  Given the number of applications received and the detailed information submitted, it will take a number of months to complete the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (24 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: I can confirm that an application has been submitted by the organisation referred to by the Deputy under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme. All of the 2320 applications received will be assessed by officials in my Department over the coming months.  Given the number of applications received and the detailed information submitted, it will take a number of months to complete the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme Funding (24 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme (LASPP), which is administered by my Department, provides grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 million to local authorities towards the capital costs of new swimming pools or the refurbishment of existing pools. There are four projects in the current programme and the priority in 2017 is on progressing these projects to the next...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland Staff (24 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: Matters regarding staffing are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland. Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's question to the agency for further information and direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Project Funding (24 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy. It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects, such as the development of individual strategies to promote marine or other tourism products.  These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland....

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Immigration Policy (23 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: 140. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which immigration determinations are made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24601/17]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Funding (23 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy.  It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects.  These are operational matters for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland.  While the Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism offerings, it does not...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: Capital Assistance Scheme Applications (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: 225. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding an application to the capital assistance scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22904/17]

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: 246. To ask the Minister for Social Protection if the mortgage interest supplement is being abolished; if so, his plans to replace it with another scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22723/17]

Written Answers — Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Film Industry Development (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: 326. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the grants available from her Department for film and documentary production; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22879/17]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: In relation to the responsibilities of my Department, the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.  While the Programme only funds projects that are sporting in nature, many facilities that are funded have wider...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Íocaíochtaí Deontas (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: Is féidir liom a dheimhniú go ndearna an eagraíocht ar thagair an Teachta di iarratas a chur isteach faoi Chlár Caipitil Spóirt 2017.Déanfaidh oifigigh i mo Roinn measúnú ar gach ceann den 2320 iarratas a fuarthas faoi Chlár Caipitil Spóirt 2017 sna míonna atá romhainn. Toisc líon na n-iarratas a fuarthas agus an mioneolas a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Funding (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: My Department's role in relation to tourism lies in the area of national tourism policy. It is not directly involved in the management or development of individual tourism projects, such as Ireland's Ancient East, or the promotion of these initiatives. These are operational matters for the Boards and Management of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. Accordingly, I have referred the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Fáilte Ireland (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 533 and 535 together. The management of the Tourist Information Office network is an operational matter for the board and management of Fáilte Ireland. Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's questions to the agency for further information and direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme Status (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: Dunmanway Swimming Pool is in the current round of the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme and in January 2015 my Department formally allocated the maximum grant of €3.8m to the project. While there were some construction delays with the project, I am advised by Cork County Council that the main pool facility is now substantially completed and that the remaining works are...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Funding (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: My Department is aware of the issues surrounding the continued use of the facilities referred to by the Deputy which received funding under the Sports Capital Programme. On foot of concerns raised, my Department has been in correspondence with the grantee to seek clarification in this regard. While the grantee has stated that the grant aided facilities are to remain in sporting use for the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: All of the 2320 applications received under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme will be assessed by officials in my Department over the coming months. Given the number of applications received and the detailed information submitted, it will take a number of months to complete the assessment process. It is expected that an announcement regarding allocations will be made in September.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: All of the 2320 applications received under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme will be assessed by officials in my Department over the coming months. Given the number of applications received and the detailed information submitted, it will take a number of months to complete the assessment process. It is expected that an announcement regarding allocations will be made...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Funding (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: 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 allocation of funding for high performance sport. As this question is a matter for Sport Ireland, I have referred it to Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sport Ireland (16 May 2017)

Patrick O'Donovan: Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the promotion, development and co-ordination of sport, including high performance sport. I have referred the Deputy's question to Sport Ireland for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.

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