Sports minister in push to add 14 events to free-to-air TV list
Significant number of female sporting events on broadcast list in government move to address gender imbalance
The government is pushing to have a range of major sporting events designated on free-to-air television in a move that’s likely to spark opposition from governing bodies.
Catherine Martin, the sports minister, has identified 14 events she wants added to the free-to-air broadcast list, including several GAA, rugby and soccer games.
The list also features a significant numbers of female sporting events in a bid to address a gender imbalance on the current list.