Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sport Ireland Remit

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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1068. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Sport Ireland oversees governing bodies and monitors their governance. [3371/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The governance of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) is a matter for the NGBs themselves and Sport Ireland as the statutory body with responsibility for governance oversight of NGBs.

All sporting bodies in receipt of public funding must work towards compliance with the Governance Code for Sport. The Government’s National Sports Policy 2018-2027 recognises the importance of good governance for the effective and efficient running of sport and it includes an action that Sport Ireland will oversee a process to have all NGBs and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) adopt the Governance Code by the end of 2021. As part of this process, Sport Ireland is identifying and putting in place the training and supports needed by the different organisations to assist with the adoption process. My Department and Sport Ireland have underlined that future funding for NGBs and LSPs will be conditional on compliance with the Governance Code.

Sport Ireland continues to support NGBs in building the Governance capability in their organisations.


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