I have met with the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the organisation mentioned by the Deputy on a number of occasions since July 2020, most recently on 4th February. We have had discussions on a range of relevant issues, including matters relating to governance, financial issues, Euro 2020, Covid-19 and the League of Ireland. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.
Minister Catherine Martin and I met the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the organisation mentioned on 3 December, when we discussed governance, financial matters, Covid-19, as well as gender and pay parity issues. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.
Minister Martin and I also met with the Board of the organisation on 27 July, when we discussed governance matters relating to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 30 January 2020, Covid-19 support and grassroots matters. The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland also attended this virtual meeting.
In addition, the organisation is one of the National Governing Bodies represented on the Covid-19 Sports Monitoring Group which I chair. I am engaging with the Group in regard to any supports which may be required in the period ahead. Our most recent meeting took place on Thursday 28 January.
A copy of my diary and Minster Martin’s diary is available on my Department’s website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/6e364-ministers-diaries/#2021. This lists our diary engagements from July 2020, including dates of meetings with the organisation mentioned by the Deputy.