Written answers

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Events

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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185. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he plans to develop a policy to ensure that as far as possible patrons of large sporting events will be able to travel to these events on public transport; the discussions that he has had with the sporting bodies and the National Transport Authority in relation to this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33436/22]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport; however, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally and for the scheduling of those services in conjunction with the relevant transport operators.

In light of the Authority's responsibility in this area, I have forwarded the Deputy's question regarding the provision of adequate public transport for  patrons travelling to large sporting events including any discussions the NTA  may have had with sporting bodies in this regard, to the Authority for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.


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