Thursday, 18 February 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Horse Sport Ireland
117. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of funding her Department has directed to Horse Sport Ireland since 2006; and the amount granted by Sport Ireland since 2006, by year and amount in tabular form. [9360/21]
Horse Sport Ireland has received €91,000 in capital funding from my Department since 2006. This funding comprised two awards of €75,000 and €16,000 under the 2014 Special NGB Equipment Grants Scheme.
In relation to funding allocated to Horse Sport Ireland by Sport Ireland since 2006, I have arranged for Sport Ireland to provide the relevant details direct to the Deputy. Please inform my office if a reply is not received within 10 days.
118. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if Sport Ireland has evaluated the proposal by Horse Sport Ireland to relocate premises (details supplied); if Sport Ireland has met with Horse Sport Ireland in respect of same; and if Sport Ireland can or plan to veto the relocation. [9362/21]
National Governing Bodies of Sport such as Horse Sport Ireland are independent, autonomous bodies and are responsible for their own operational arrangements and procedures for their sports.
I am informed by Sport Ireland that they have not met with Horse Sport Ireland in respect of the relocation and cannot veto such a decision by an independent National Governing Body.
I understand that both the Minister and Minister of State for Agriculture, Food and the Marine have engaged with Horse Sport Ireland on this matter.