Wednesday June 3, 2020

An Olympic clash

The Sports Council is under pressure from the government to change its ways, amid claims that the council’s chairman wants to control Irish sport

1st May, 2010

As its high profile standoff with the governing body of amateur boxing continues this weekend, the Irish Sports Council is coming under increasing pressure from the government to reform the way it deals with sports organisations.

The newly-christened Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture is pushing hard for formal regulations, setting out the rules of engagement between the state agency and the governing bodies of Irish sport. Specifically, the department wants the Sports Council to...

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