Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Organisations

Duncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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865. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the special Covid-19 sports group has discussed potential problems with insurance companies placing obstacles before clubs regarding reopening of walkways and training facilities at many sports clubs nationwide. [11130/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The specific issue raised by the Deputy has not featured in discussions of the COVID-19 Sports Monitoring Group.

The regulation of the insurance industry is a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Finance.

Given the importance of physical activity for physical and mental wellbeing, I would however be generally concerned that such obstacles would potentially materialise and I would hope that mutually satisfactory accommodations can be reached wherever necessary.

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