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Dáil Question on Greyhound Tote profits

Parliamentary Question No.159

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the profits from the Greyhound Tote for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

– Anthony Lawlor.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 5th February, 2014.

Ref No: 5827/14 Proof: 312

REPLY

Bord na gCon, a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, operates a totalisator on greyhound racing in accordance with the terms and conditions of a licence granted by the Minister for Finance under the Totalisator Act, 1929.

Bord na gCon does not operate the totalisator as a separate company. The financial transactions associated with the Bord na gCon totalisator are included in the Annual Report and Accounts of Bord na gCon, accordingly it is not possible to provide the details sought by the Deputy. However the published accounts of Bord na gCon show the following:

Year                                     2009                2010                2011

Tote Receipts €           32,884,036         24,464,543     23,868,379

Tote Payout €              25,942,281,        19,036,435     18,626,868

I anticipate that the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts of Bord na gCon will be published in the coming weeks.