Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media

Governance in Irish Athletic Boxing Association: Discussion

Photo of Alan DillonAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I join with the Chair and my colleagues in acknowledging and congratulating Mr. Treacy on his success and on his contribution to Irish sport as an athlete and as the CEO of the Irish Sports Council and of Sport Ireland. I wish him every success in future. I thank him sincerely.

My time is limited, but I wish to raise a few matters. My first question is for Mr. Kirwan. I thank him for appearing before the committee. I am surprised, but probably not shocked, that in his opening statement he failed to address the ongoing disruption of governance and the organisational structure within the IABA caused by the vote in objection to the affiliation of the Leinster, Connacht and Dublin councils. I ask Mr. Kirwan to tell us how he, as the chairman, and the IABA intend to resolve this ongoing dispute.


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