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

Mr. Ciaran Kirwan:

No, it was not on the agenda for the AGM in 2019. What happened in 2019 was that a new rule book was approved. That new rule book, among many other things, encompassed the potential appointment of two further elected representatives to the board. That process was conducted and, in accordance with our procedures, the candidates who put their names forward went to our HR and nominations committee, but unfortunately they did not reach the criteria that were set for those appointments.

Regarding corporate governance, we are required to adopt a position where we have the required skill sets in the areas of legal, financial and corporate governance. Unfortunately, in this instance, the applicants did not meet those. The matter still has not been resolved. It can be resolved. The Deputy has spoken to me about trying to resolve matters. It can be resolved, but the only way the candidates who are there at the moment can be brought forward for election is if we reduce or change the criteria. The danger of changing-----


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