Thursday, 12 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Sports Facilities Expenditure
313. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount paid in respect of the National Indoor Arena since 1 January 2014 by his Department or an agency under his remit; the date of the final payment; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52359/19]
Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus at Abbotstown.
Capital funding was allocated to Sport Ireland through my Department's Vote for the development of a National Indoor Arena at the Sport Ireland Campus. Phase 1 of the National Indoor Arena was officially opened in January 2017 and Phase 2 was officially opened in June 2019.
I have referred the Deputy's question to Sport Ireland for direct reply in relation to payments for the project. I would ask the Deputy to inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.