Saturday February 22, 2020

Mulvey defends Hickey meeting

Why was Mulvey – the chairman of Sport Ireland – meeting Hickey after the controversies of the last three years?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
25th August, 2019
Pat Hickey, the controversial former chairman of the Olympic Council

Last month, a photograph surfaced of Kieran Mulvey meeting the former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) chairman Pat Hickey in the Clontarf Hotel. It shows them sitting comfortably around a corner table, engaged clearly in some deep conversation.

Why was Mulvey – the chairman of Sport Ireland – meeting Hickey after the controversies of the last three years?

After all, Hickey had been arrested in Rio during the 2016 Olympic Games on charges related to...

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