Mary O’Connor, centre, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, with, from left, Ciaran Gallagher, CEO of Gymnastics Ireland, Sinead McNulty, CEO of the Camogie Association, Michelle Carpenter, CEO of Rowing Ireland, and Graham Russell, Head of Sports Unit at Louth County Council, during the launch of the Federation of Irish Sport’s ‘Sport Matters Campaign’ to highlight their 2022 Pre-Budget Submission. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Leading sports officials have called on the Government to invest a portion of sugar and betting tax income in education and programmes that promote ph(...)

Almost €6m in funding in the 2021 budget has been allocated to the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Funding of almost €6 million has been allocated in the 2021 budget to meet existing commitments to Ireland’s hosting of the Ryder Cup 2027 in Adare Ma(...)

Federation of Irish Sport chief executive Mary O’Connor has welcomed the Government’s increased expenditure for sport in 2021 announced in the budget. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There has been a broad welcome for the Government’s €36 million funding increase to Sport Ireland in Tuesday’s budget. The Minister for Public Expend(...)

Mary O’Connor, CEO of Federation of Irish Sport: The federation has painted a bleak picture of national governing bodies facing revenue losses of up to 70 per cent due to the impact of Covid-19. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Irish sport has lots riding on tomorrow’s budget. The financial outlook for many organisations will be determined for some time to come by how the Gov(...)

It looks like it will be quite a while before we see scenes like this again. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish rugby, and the sport internationally, is facing its most critical few months since the advent of professionalism 25 years ago next August. Were (...)

Norway’s Caroline Hansen  and the  Republic of Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan in action during the World Cup qualifier at Viking Stadion, Stavanger. Photograph: Andrew Halseid Budd/Inpho

When TG4 broadcasts the opening match in the Fifa Women’s World Cup (WWC) between host nation France and South Korea next Friday, it should mark the s(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross: “We want to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity, irrespective of their age, economic or social circumstances, their ethnic background or their physical capabilities.”Photograph: Getty Images

Irish sports clubs are too Irish-born* and too unwelcoming to people with disabilities, older people and people from poorer backgrounds, a major confe(...)

“We are asking everybody to culturally invest in women in sport. By boosting participation, attendance and media coverage, women’s sport will become more visible.” Photograph: iStock
Getting women off the sidelines

At the end of last year, creative content studio owner Sarah Colgan was dashing out the door to get her kids to training. It was a scenario familiar i(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

Conn McCluskey, chief executive, Active Ireland: ‘We believe it would be wrong to increase tax on physical activity given the need to get more people active in the country”

Irish sporting bodies have welcomed the increased allocation for sport in Budget 2019, an additional €15 million to go towards various projects and in(...)

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