Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (70)

Robert Troy


70. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the ongoing investigation into the management practices at an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22033/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy will be aware, there are a number of reviews ongoing into the organisation concerned at present.

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is continuing to investigate matters of concern in the organisation. The nature of these investigations is confidential.

On 10 May 2019 Sport Ireland announced that it had appointed KOSI auditors, including a forensic auditor, to carry out an extensive independent audit of the organisation. 

Sport Ireland and the organisation have jointly established a Governance Review Group chaired by an indepdendent governance expert. The Group will review the existing governance arrangements and consider and propose a governance framework for the organisation which will support the Board and the organisation in achieving and observing good governance practice. The group will report to both Sport Ireland and the Board of the organisation concerned. The Board will in turn liaise with the relevant international federation to ensure any proposed changes are in line with its policy and practice on governance. 

As part of the Governance Review process, both Minister of State Brendan Griffin and I will convene a football stakeholder forum later this month.  The output from the Forum will be considered by the Governance Review Group.