Published on Thursday17thNovember2016

Stakeholders to have their say in Sports Policy Framework


Picture are Martin O'Neill, manager of the Republic of Ireland national team; Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, Ellen Keane, Paralympic Games World Championship bronze medallist and The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan

Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Shane Ross and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan today launched a public consultation process on the development of a new National Sports Policy Framework.

The aim of the consultation process is to give all stakeholders the opportunity to feed into the development of the new National Sports Policy. The policy will provide a framework for sport in Ireland over the next ten years and will set the agenda for Sport Ireland.

Minister Ross said:

This is a very important consultation as it will give all relevant stakeholders an opportunity to make a real contribution to the new National Sports Policy Framework, which will be developed early next year.  The framework will be the first of its kind for over 20 years and will set the agenda for sport over the coming years. 

Minister O'Donovan added:

There is no doubt that there are challenges in a number of key areas to improve the delivery of sport and these need to be addressed in the new sport policy. It is only through feedback from all of those involved in sport that we can identify the challenges and opportunities and ensure that the right structures, programmes and infrastructure are in place to deliver the very best for Irish sport over the coming years.

The consultation document, along with details of how to make a submission, are available on the website of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport:

The closing date for submissions is 17:00, 6 January 2017.

Read the full press release here.