Canoeing Ireland has sought permission to develop a top-class training facility for the sport's elite Olympic athletes on a section of the Liffey at Lucan in Dublin.
The national sport governing body - one of 14 which competed in the recent London Games - has applied for €50,000 in capital funding from the Department of Sport to develop the facility as part its build-up to the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Karl Dunne, general manager of Canoeing Ireland...
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