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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​​The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment.  The most recent rounds of the programme were in 2012, 2014 and 2015.   The aim of allocating Sports Capital Funding on an annual basis is specifically included in the Programme for...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Departmental Funding (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: The role of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national policy.  While the Department provides the funding for investment in tourism offerings, it is not directly involved in developing or managing such projects. This is a matter for the Board and Management of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme Funding (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: The refurbishment of the pool in Buncrana, Co. Donegal has been included in the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme since 2000. Detailed contract documents were received by the Department in 2015. Some clarifications were sought on these documents and a response was received from the Council earlier this year. The documents and additional clarifications are...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Eligibility (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment. It is open to voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and ETBs (Education and Training Boards) and schools to apply for funding under the Sports Capital Programme...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment. The most recent rounds of the programme were in 2012, 2014 and 2015. The aim of allocating Sports Capital Funding on an annual basis is specifically included in the Programme for Government. As the Deputy will be aware, all...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: The role of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national policy and it is not involved in the management or development of tourism offerings such as Ireland's Ancient East. The development of this initiative is an operational matter for the Board and management of Fáilte Ireland. Accordingly, I have asked Fáilte...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme (27 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: In January of this year, my Department contacted local authorities and sought expressions of interest in a limited round of swimming pool allocations, subject to funding becoming available from other projects where those projects would not be progressed. There were three expressions of interest received for new pools, two of which were valid and both in Dublin. The third was from Kildare...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (16 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1734, 1766, 1790, 1792, 1798, 1804 and 1846 together. The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment.  The most recent rounds of the programme were in 2012, 2014 and 2015.  The aim of allocating Sports Capital Funding...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications Data (16 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​Details of all of the applications made under the 2012, 2014 and 2015 rounds of the Sports Capital Programme in addition to all of the allocations made in the years from 2011 to 2015 are detailed on a county basis on my Department's website at .

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme Funding (16 Sep 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: My Department provided funding of  €3.8m towards the original construction cost of the swimming pool in question. A further grant of €136,800 was provided in 2011 under the Energy Upgrade and Enhanced Disabled Access initiative and €6,826 was allocated under the 2015 Sports Capital Programme towards athletic equipment. My...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (21 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​​The Deputy will be aware that the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment.  The Deputy will also be aware that there was no round of the SCP in 2009, 2010 or 2011 and that there were rounds of the programme in 2012, 2014 and 2015. The Programme for...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Data (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 408 to 410, inclusive, together. Details of all allocations under the Sports Capital Programme, including those under the 2015 round of the SCP, are published on the Department's website, the link for which is www.dttas.ie. No round of the SCP has been advertised to date in 2016, and no decision has been made on the timing of any...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Data (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to answer Questions Nos. 411 and 412 together. The total for Sports Capital Programme funding allocated in 2015 and yet to be drawn down amounts to €41.1m. For years prior to 2015, the total amount of Sports Capital Programme funding yet to be drawn down amounts to €46.2m. These figures include grants allocated under advertised rounds of the SCP, as well as special...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Swimming Pool Programme Status (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​The Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme (LASPP) provides for grant aid to local authorities towards the capital costs of new swimming pools or the refurbishment of existing pools.  In January of this year, the Department contacted local authorities and sought expressions of interest in a limited round of swimming pool allocations.  There were three expressions of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Data (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​Tourism continues to contribute significantly to Ireland's economic recovery.  CSO figures for the first five months of 2016 show that there were over three million overseas visits to Ireland, an increase of 13.7% on the same period of 2015.  Thankfully all of our main target markets are showing good growth levels with visits from North America up by over 18%, visits from...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​The role of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national policy. The development of business tourism is an operational matter for the Boards and Managements of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. Fáilte Ireland is responsible for the development of the business tourism sector. Tourism Ireland is responsible...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Funding (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​I have referred the Deputy's question to Sport Ireland for information on any relevant grants that might be available through its grant funding programmes. I have asked Sport Ireland to reply directly to the Deputy on this matter. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.​

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Schools Building Projects Status (20 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​My Department does not have an application from the organisation referred to by the Deputy. However, I am informed that the organisation has applied to the Department of Education and Skills for replacement school accommodation, including a general purpose hall. The matter is therefore more appropriate to my colleague the Minister for Education and Skills.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme (19 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​Deputies will be aware that the Sports Capital Programme is the Government's primary vehicle to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment. Deputies will also be aware that there was no round of the SCP in 2009, 2010 or 2011.  There were however rounds of the programme in 2012, 2014 and 2015.  Almost 1,600 applications were received...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (19 Jul 2016)

Patrick O'Donovan: ​Arrangements for the provision of tourist information offices are an operational matter for the Board and management of Fáilte Ireland.  Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy's question to them for further information and direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

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