Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD confident local sports halls in Dublin South Central will remain open
Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD is confident that two community sports halls in, located in Inchicore and Crumlin, will remain open despite threats to funding.
Deputy Ó Snodaigh, who has been in contact with the relevant officials and the Junior Minister for Social Protection in relation to this matter believes that the required funding will be forthcoming.
Speaking before tonight’s meeting with users of the Sports Hall, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said:
“The Inchicore and the Clogher Road Sports and Community Halls were due to run out of funding in June of this year due to a failure in the roll-over application of funding.
This caused consternation among the users of the centres, senior citizens groups, local sports groups, community groups and local dance groups who rely on the halls.
“I have spoken with officials in the Education and Training Board, the Department of Social Protection over the last month and with the Junior Minister for Social Protection last week and I have been assured that all steps will be taken to keep these vital community and sports halls open and fully functioning.”
“The halls were built over 10 years ago in recognition of the social needs of these severely disadvantaged areas. This disadvantage still exists and in fact has been exacerbated since the current economic crisis.”
“It is vital that the halls remain open and are fully funded.
“I urge all those involved in the decisions regarding funding to overcome the bureaucratic hurdles and to confirm the three year funding pledge for these vital community resources.”