Sport Ireland plans, leads and co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.
Sport Ireland's vision is one where:
sport contributes to enhancing the quality of Irish life and everyone is encouraged and valued in sport;
young people see sport participation as an integral and enjoyable part of their busy lives;
individuals can develop their sporting abilities and enhance their enjoyment, limited only by their talent and commitment;
Irish sportsmen and women achieve consistent world-class performance, fairly.
The Irish Sports Council (now Sport Ireland) was established on 1 July 1999 under the Irish Sports Council Act and is a statutory authority comprising of nine major divisions;
Irish Institute of Sport
Local Sports Partnerships
National Governing Bodies
Organisational Development & Change
National Trails Office