Early bird
tickets
available now!
Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13770)           
UK only International

Ireland begins work on new national sports policy

By Tom Walker    20 Nov 2015
Paschal Donohoe, minister of sport, launched a consultation for the new strategy

Ireland is to get its first new National Sports Policy in more than 20 years.

The strategy will look to provide the framework for sport for the next decade and set the agenda for the newly established Sport Ireland across participation, volunteering and high performance sport.

It will also outline the future development of the National Sports Campus and create a new facility strategy for regional and local facilities.

A consultation process has now been launched, to which stakeholders in the public and private sector and the general public will be invited to respond.

Paschal Donohoe, minister of sport, said: “For the new strategy, we want to hear the views of those who are at the heart of sport in Ireland and finding out where they think the challenges and, indeed, the opportunities in sport lie in the years ahead.

“My priority is to promote maximum participation in sport, including among smaller sports and disadvantaged groups and women. We are making progress in these areas but we can, and we will, do more.

“This year, Budget 2016, saw an increase of 40 per cent in our overall sports programme allocation, to €126m. This will allow our elite athletes to be better supported, a new National Physical Activity Plan to be implemented, sports programmes to be targeted where they are most needed and our Sports Capital and Local Authority Swimming Pools programmes to allocate resources that will better serve our communities.”

Sign up for FREE ezines

Company profile

Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness is unique in its position as the only company to research, design, develop and build technologically advanced equipment in the UK.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Jersey
Company: Jersey War Tunnels
Location: Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
Company: Savills
Location: Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Company: Cotswold Lakes Trust
Location: Loughton, IG10
Company: Knight Frank
Location: Grantham, Leicestershire
Company: Belvoir Castle
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
More diary dates