Ministers Martin and Chambers announces appointments to the Board of Sport Ireland

16 Oct 2020
David Gash

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin and Minister of State Jack Chambers announced today that they have agreed to the reappointment of Mr Kieran Mulvey as Chairman of the Board of Sport Ireland for a further 2 years until 30 September 2022. They have also given approval to the Board to extend the contract of CEO Mr John Treacy until 31 December 2021.

Minister Martin said “Sport Ireland’s role in supporting the sport sector and leading the development of sport has never been more crucial than at this present time. Sport Ireland has proven itself to be resilient, agile and responsive over these past seven months, and that is a testament to the agency’s leadership. I felt it important that the experience and expertise brought by Mr Mulvey as Chairperson and Mr Treacy as CEO are retained to support the sector through the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Minister Chambers said “As Chair and CEO of Sport Ireland, Mr Mulvey and Mr Treacy have steered important changes in the governance of sport in Ireland as well as supporting the sector to achieve numerous successes and increasing participation in Sport. They are continuing to deliver critical supports for the Sport sector through the exceptionally challenging times, posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which will continue into 2021. I look forward to continuing to working closely with them as we navigate this difficult period”.

The Ministers have also approved the appointment of the following Board members:

• Ms Olive Loughnane and Mr Roger O’Connor, both of whom are being reappointed for a further term

• Mr Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh’s new appointment to the board, which follows a PAS process which concluded earlier this year.

The Ministers expressed their gratitude to all Board members for taking on these roles and bringing their skills and expertise to the Board. They also thanked Board members whose terms have expired, for their strong contributions over several years, which has contributed to the success of Sport Ireland and the many sports activities which it supports.

The Ministers have asked officials to commence a new PAS process, as part of the process of filling further vacancies on the Board as a matter of priority.