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:
I do. I do not think it is as widespread as the Deputy is portraying it, but I think a significant part of our membership do not quite understand the implication of the changes and the fact they now have full control over the company because they are effectively the members or the shareholders of the company. That was one of the reasons I asked Mr. Treacy and Sport Ireland to commission a report so that the changes we introduced could be examined and could be ratified or amended. Anything in the company can be changed. The rule book can be changed. What is being witnessed at the moment, unfortunately, is no different from a political party. When a leadership contest comes up, two groups emerge and there is an electoral battle.