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22 May 2019
Sport Ireland today signed a partnership agreement with Boyne Valley Group, with the Irish owned company becoming the Official Food Partner to the Sport Ireland Institute.
 
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10 May 2019
Sport Ireland today confirmed that KOSI Corporation Ltd has been appointed to carry out an extensive independent audit of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
 
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7 May 2019
The Football Association of Ireland and Sport Ireland are today meeting with a delegation from UEFA to discuss governance at the FAI.
 
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4 May 2019
The Governance Review Group established by the Football Association of Ireland and Sport Ireland has written to FAI members, sponsors and key stakeholders in Irish football inviting them to submit their ideas on the future of the game.
 
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30 Apr 2019
Sport Ireland today published a comprehensive review of the work of the Sport Ireland Institute in 2018.
 
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24 Apr 2019
Player funding from Team Ireland Golf has increased by €46,000 on the back of additional support from Sport Ireland.
 
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17 Apr 2019
Sport Ireland today published the nineteenth annual Anti-Doping review, which provides a full and detailed account of anti-doping activities across 2018.
 
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9 Apr 2019
The Board of Sport Ireland at its meeting today (April 9th) has decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in accordance with Clause 1.1 of Sport Ireland’s Terms and Conditions of Grant Approval.
 
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2 Apr 2019
Sport Ireland today confirmed the appointment of Nora Stapleton as the new Sport Ireland Women in Sport Lead.
 
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11 Mar 2019
Sport Ireland today joined the leaders of 19 other National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss meaningful reforms to the anti-doling system in advance of the WADA Presidential election
 
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7 Mar 2019
Sport Ireland today launched its new Women in Sport Policy and confirmed former Irish international rugby player Lynne Cantwell as the Chair of Sport Ireland’s new Women in Sport Committee.
 
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26 Feb 2019
Sport Ireland today launched the new Safeguarding Guidance for Children and Young People in Sport.
 
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6 Feb 2019
Sport Ireland today announced an investment of nearly €32 million in National Governing Bodies for Sport, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network for 2019.
 
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25 Jan 2019
Ireland’s Sports Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin today indicated their “unequivocal and total” support for the campaign of Norway’s Linda Helleland in her bid to become the 4th President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
 
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24 Jan 2019
NADO Leaders acknowledge the January 22, 2019 release from WADA outlining an ongoing acceptance of RUSADA compliance.
 
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23 Jan 2019
Following the decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee to maintain Russia’s compliance with the WADA Code, Sport Ireland has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the situation has been handled.
 
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22 Jan 2019
‘The ‘Great Outdoors, A guide for Accessibility’ produced by the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Sports and Access departments with the support of Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund has been launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan, Griffin TD, at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.
 
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19 Jan 2019
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, have joined Sport Ireland in welcoming the outcome of today’s Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) vote to establish one governing body for the sport of golf in Ireland.
 
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2 Jan 2019
16 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), including Sport Ireland, have today called on the World Anti-Doping Organisation (WADA) to take a firm stance against Russia, following the passing of the deadline for Russia to provide critical doping data from the Moscow Laboratory.
 
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27 Dec 2018
2018 has been a landmark year for Irish sport, with key advancements across all areas from participation to high performance.
 
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14 Dec 2018
A new state of the art hockey pitch will be laid at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, providing a welcome boost to Ireland’s national hockey teams as they go in search of Tokyo 2020 qualification.
 
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11 Dec 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) and Sport Ireland Institute today announced a ground-breaking, athlete centred partnership agreement for performance support delivery for the period 2018-2022.
 
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10 Dec 2018
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today announced an investment package of almost €4.5 million in Dormant Accounts Funding for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.
 
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6 Dec 2018
The Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, has backed the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) recent decision that Russian athletes will remain banned from international competitions.
 
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5 Dec 2018
AIB and DELL recognised for good practice in elite athlete employment support
 
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30 Nov 2018
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced its intention to initiate an inquiry into the International Boxing Association (AIBA). In the announcement, the IOC stated that it will ‘freeze planning for the Olympic boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020.’
 
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28 Nov 2018
The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme is today (November 28th) celebrating a momentous allocation of funding for sporting activities in older age-groups.
 
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27 Nov 2018
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, today launched Ireland’s first ever Sport Inclusion Disability Charter.
 
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21 Nov 2018
Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne today opened a conference examining how our physical environment can impact on health and wellbeing.
 
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16 Nov 2018
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Sport Ireland jointly announce the appeal decision of the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel regarding the appeal of boxer Evan Metcalfe.
 
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13 Nov 2018
Sport Ireland has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with global leader in the field of business analytics software and services, SAS, which will see the multinational become the Official Analytics Partner to the Sport Ireland Institute through to March 2021.
 
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2 Nov 2018
Sport Ireland today welcomed the news that the 2020 European Cross Country Championships will take place on the purpose built cross country track on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.
 
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31 Oct 2018
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 by governments and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to safeguard the rights of athletes and promote and protect drug-free sport. WADA’S mission has never been more important that it is today.
 
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29 Oct 2018
Sport Ireland joined the leaders of 18 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) at a special summit in Paris over the weekend, the purpose of which was to discuss recent events in the global anti-doping space.
 
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22 Oct 2018
Sport Ireland and the Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Federation of Ireland have joined the international call for an independent investigation into alleged bullying by a number of WADA Executive Committee members at its recent meeting in the Seychelles.
 
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22 Oct 2018
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD today announced that two new members are to be appointed to the Board of Sport Ireland and two current members are to be re-appointed for a second term.
 
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10 Oct 2018
Sport Ireland has welcomed the significant increase in funding for sport announced in today’s budget.
 
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1 Oct 2018
Sport Ireland is again delighted to partner with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) in supporting the valuable initiative Parents in Sport week which gets underway today, October 1st.
 
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25 Sep 2018
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will be hosting workshops.
 
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20 Sep 2018
Statement from Sport Ireland Chief Executive, John Treacy, following today’s decision by WADA to reinstate RUSADA’s compliance.
 
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18 Sep 2018
Sport Ireland has joined international counterparts in calling for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to not be reinstated until all ‘RUSADA: Roadmap to Compliance’ criteria have been satisfied in full.
 
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4 Sep 2018
The Board of Sport Ireland warmly welcomed the success of Irish athletes and teams and the hosting of major international events in 2018 at its meeting on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus today.
 
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15 Aug 2018
Sport Ireland announced today that Natasha Yaremczuk has committed a violation of Article 2.1 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules "Article 2.1 - the presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in your Sample." In a doping control test immediately following her participation at the Dublin City Marathon, she provided a sample which tested positive for the presence of prohibited substances, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) and higenamine.
 
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13 Aug 2018
Cricket Ireland has today officially opened Phase One of a world-class high performance training centre at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in west Dublin.
 
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13 Aug 2018
The Board of Sport Ireland has confirmed the allocation of €1.5 million in additional high performance funding for National Governing Bodies for sport (NGBs).
 
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13 Aug 2018
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD announced that three new members are to be appointed to the Board of Sport Ireland.
 
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5 Aug 2018
Ireland are the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup silver medalists after a thrilling tournament in London reached a conclusion today.
 
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3 Aug 2018
Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Sport Ireland jointly announce that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel determined that boxer Evan Metcalfe committed an anti-doping rule violation.
 
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3 Aug 2018
Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, today sent a good luck message to the Ireland team who have continued their history-making run by beating India in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals.
 
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25 Jul 2018
The Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, today launched the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018–2027 at the St Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sherriff Street, in Dublin’s North Inner City.
 
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20 Jul 2018
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA), the GAA and Sport Ireland confirm that the outstanding matters in relation to the anti-doping addendum to the inter county player eligible expenses schemes have been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.
 
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17 Jul 2018
Sport Ireland was today confirmed by Seán Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, as the biggest recipient of Dormant Accounts Funding for 2018.
 
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2 Jul 2018
Ruaidhri McGee and Cormac Sharvin will tee it up at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open courtesy of special invitations secured by Sport Ireland.
 
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13 Jun 2018
Sport Ireland was among the 17 leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), and iNADO (Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations), which met in London this week to discuss the key threats to clean sport and areas for greater cooperation across the international anti-doping community.
 
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8 Jun 2018
Sport Ireland today published the 11th annual Sport Ireland Strategic, Planning, Evaluation and Knowledge (SPEAK) Report on the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs).
 
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10 May 2018
Sport Ireland today published the findings of the Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) Report for 2017.
 
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16 Apr 2018
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates to fill three vacant positions.
 
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29 Mar 2018
Minister Griffin Announces €6.07m Investment For Local Sports Partnership Network
 
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28 Mar 2018
Sport Ireland today announced details of the 2018 International Carding Scheme and Team Ireland Golf Scheme.
 
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26 Feb 2018
Sport Ireland and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association jointly confirm that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has sanctioned Mr. Michael O'Reilly for the commission of an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. O'Reilly, an international level boxer who was part of the Irish boxing team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, has received a period of ineligibility of 4 years for testing positive for methandienone. Mr. O'Reilly was tested on 11 July 2016. Mr. O'Reilly was notified of the positive test result on 4 August 2016 and he was provisionally suspended from 5 August 2016.
 
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21 Feb 2018
Sport Ireland is once again delighted to partner with RTÉ, Athletics Ireland, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and the OPW for the 2018 Operation Transformation 5K in Phoenix Park this Saturday, February 24th.
 
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9 Feb 2018
Sport Ireland today published the report of its Mixed Martial Arts Working Group.
 
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2 Feb 2018
“What has transpired over the last number of weeks in the build-up to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games is deeply worrying and has the potential to be damaging to the future of sport. The situation whereby a sizeable number of Russian athletes may now be allowed to compete in the Games highlights the enormity of the challenge of the global fight against doping in sport.
 
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1 Feb 2018
Sport Ireland has announced its investment package for National Governing Bodies for Sport and High Performance Programmes in 2018. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena today.
 
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18 Jan 2018
Sport Ireland today joined the leaders from 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) in calling for clear criteria and a transparent process for selection of Olympic athletes from Russia for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
 
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18 Jan 2018
Leaders from 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) came together for a fifth special summit, this time in Bonn, to discuss the urgent questions that are still unanswered in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games. NADO leaders are speaking out to support clean athletes who face an uncertain playing field and who have voiced their concern that clean competition has been compromised.
 
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11 Jan 2018
Thousands of people across Ireland are set to take part in the biggest ever RTÉ Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks event this weekend at more than 80 venues across the country.
 
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29 Dec 2017
Sport Ireland has published its half-year Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) Report for the months January to June in 2017.
 
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18 Dec 2017
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD today announced a further investment package of €1.5 million in Dormant Accounts funding for sport.
 
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6 Dec 2017
Sport Ireland today welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) from participation in the PyeongChang Games.
 
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4 Dec 2017
Ireland's 2017 European Championship winning Show Jumping teams were honoured today (Monday) at a special medal reception in Dublin, where guests included The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, TD, and Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy.
 
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30 Nov 2017
Sport Ireland today launched its new Policy on Participation in Sport by People with Disabilities.
 
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30 Nov 2017
Chairman of Sport Ireland Kieran Mulvey today welcomed the announcement of €56 million in allocations under the Sports Capital Programme to over 1,700 different sporting projects around the country.
 
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30 Nov 2017
Shane Ross T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Brendan Griffin T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, today announced €56m in allocations under the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) to over 1,700 different sporting projects.
 
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13 Nov 2017
Findings of 2016 Local Sports Partnership SPEAK Report Published