Written answers

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism

Departmental Agencies

11:00 pm

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Kerry North, Fine Gael)
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Question 244: To ask the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the breakdown of the €5.292 million expenditure planned in 2010 for the National Sports Campus Development Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11828/10]

Photo of Martin CullenMartin Cullen (Waterford, Fianna Fail)
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The total Exchequer allocation to the National Sports Campus Development Authority for 2010, as published in the 2010 Revised Estimates, is €7.754 million (comprising €4.112m in current funding and €3.642m capital). Of the total current allocation, an amount of €1.612m will meet the day-to-day funding requirements of the NSCDA, including staffing cash, and the provision of an operational subsidy to the National Aquatic Centre of up to €1.03m. The balance of the published current allocation was provided to NSCDA in the Revised Estimates to meet the costs of the settlement of a legal action taken.

Most of the 2010 capital allocation (€3m) to NSCDA is intended to meet the costs associated with the refurbishment of the former Marine Institute building at Abbotstown as new office accommodation for the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport in Ireland. Of the remainder, €600k is to meet the costs of a planned maintenance programme at the National Aquatic Centre, while the balance of the allocation (€42k) is to meet the final retention payment for the Irish Institute of Sport HQ and other minor associated works.


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