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Sport Ireland racks up €850,000 legal bill at Abbotstown campus

Sum paid to lawyers outstrips what sporting bodies got for Olympics in Rio

17th January, 2016
The new home of Sport Ireland in Abbotstown Picture: Rollingnews

Sport Ireland has incurred more than €850,000 in legal costs related to the new national sports campus at Abbotstown in the last five years alone.

The National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA), now a part of Sport Ireland, paid out almost €560,000 to meet “solicitor, counsel and related expenses relating to legal advices and disputes” between 2011 and 2015, documents showed.

That amount did not include a further €290,000 of standard legal expenditure by the...

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