24 Jan 2017, 15.48

24 January 2017

The Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will meet tomorrow to continue their considerations of the challenges, strategies and governance of sport in Ireland. The Committee will hear presentations from the Chairman of Sport Ireland, Mr. Kieran Mulvey and the CEO of Sport Ireland, Mr. John Treacy as well as Mr. James Galvin, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS).

The meeting will commence at 9.00am in Committee Room 4 tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Committee Chairman, Brendan Griffin TD, said “At our meeting tomorrow the Committee will look to examine a number of areas such as how governance is supported and promoted within the National Governing Bodies (NGB’s), the significance of annual reporting in ensuring compliance with State-funding requirements, how financial compliance is managed through audit procedures and how the greatest efficiency and suitability can be achieved through the Sports Capital Programme. Committee Members will also look to continue the discussion on the issue of gender quotas on State sponsored sport boards and seek the views of both Sport Ireland and the FIS on how this should be managed.”

“Sport Ireland provide support for the NGB’s in areas such as governance, planning and compliance while the FIS support NGB’s working collectively for the betterment of sport in Ireland and so make up a vital component in our analysis of sport in Ireland.”

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