Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Events

Paul McAuliffe (Dublin North West, Fianna Fail)
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992. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the phase of the exit from the restrictions under which pigeon racing can be resumed with appropriate guidance issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5903/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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Neither my Department nor Sport Ireland has any responsibility for Pigeon Racing. Accordingly, I am not in a position to assist the Deputy in this matter.

As the Deputy may be aware, Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards. It also has responsibility for the recognition of sports in Ireland. Pigeon Racing is not a recognised sport in Ireland.

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