Olympic body sells Howth headquarters

Move signifies end of era of controversial former boss Pat Hickey who originally bought building for €1.1 million

The Olympic Federation of Ireland offices in Howth, Co Dublin, which was bought in 2005 when Pat Hickey was chief executive of the organisation: the OFI has now sold the office to relocate to the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Picture: Inpho

The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) has finally sold its Howth headquarters, in a move which signifies the end of the era of former chief executive Pat Hickey.

Hickey had organised the purchase of the building beside Howth harbour for €1.1 million in 2005 while he was leading the organisation, then known as the Olympic Council of Ireland.

He cited the acquisition of the “proud HQ in Howth” for the Olympic movement in Ireland as ...