Sport Ireland

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Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland logo.svg
SportDevelopment of Sport in Ireland
ChairmanJohn Treacy
Official website
Republic of Ireland

Sport Ireland (Irish: Spórt Éireann), formerly the Irish Sports Council, is a statutory authority that oversees, and partly funds, the development of sport within Ireland.[1] It is located at the National Sports Campus in the townland of Sheephill[2] near Abbotstown House in Dublin.

Sport Ireland's offices in the courtyard of Abbotstown House
Sport Ireland's National Indoor Arena reception
Sport Ireland's National Indoor Arena at Sheephill townland

Sport Ireland was established in July 1999 under powers provided by the Irish Sports Council Act.[3] Its remit is to plan, lead and co-ordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.

Sport Ireland comprises eight major divisions including: Finance, High Performance, Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies, the Anti-Doping Unit, Corporate Services, the National Trails Office, and the Irish Institute of Sport.[4]

Sport Ireland is member of the European Platform for Sport Innovation.[5]

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  1. ^ ""Irish Sport Council - Supporting Irish Sport"". Irish Sport Council. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - townland of Sheephill
  3. ^ "Irish Sports Council Act 1999". 18 May 1999. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  4. ^ "About Us - the Irish Sports Council". Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Member Directory". The European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI). Retrieved 2019-12-06.

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