Business of Sport: Varadkar's sporting plan faces funding hurdles

The first sod has been turned on the new centre of excellence at the national sports campus in Abbotstown, writes Barry J Whyte.

9th March, 2014

Lying virtually idle for years, the proposed grand plan for a sparkling sports campus in Abbotstown in west Dublin was scuppered by the economic meltdown. The national aquatic centre was completed, but the indoor running tracks, training facilities and even the national stadium, the so-called Bertie Bowl, never materialised.

In recent months, however, sports minister Leo Varadkar's expansive plans for not just the Abbotstown complex but the governance of Irish sport - all to be...

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