Keaveney, Cecilia

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 10

Order of Business (Resumed)

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Sports Policy

I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Áine Brady, for her attendance. To declare an interest, I am president of the Youth and Sports Committee of the Council of Europe and I ask why a count...More Button

The existence of an intergovernmental body such as the EPAS ensures states retain the initiative on issues they do not want to entrust to a supranational body such as the European Commission while ...More Button

The majority of Senators in the House have not heard of the EPAS, aside from the fact of my being on the Council of Europe, or the important work in which it engages on behalf of its 33 member coun...More Button

If we take law and order, for instance, thankfully Irish sport in general does not have many problems when it comes to upholding law and order at sports events. I have been asked by the Hungarian ...More Button

Ireland’s voice at an international level will also be improved. The EPAS is partnered with the likes of UEFA and other European sports bodies. Having a voice at the table when policies and...More Button

Report after report shows that Irish people are becoming less healthy. The boom period led many to forget about the importance of exercise. Obesity, as the Minister of State knows, will be on the...More Button

Through my Council of Europe work, I have been fortunate to be party to some very early but interesting work that is being done in dealing with corruption in sport. The scale and widespread nature...More Button

The media and sports bodies in Europe are beginning to pay attention to the problem which threatens the very enjoyment and existence of sport for us all. To eliminate this growing cancer in sport,...More Button

The EPAS is regularly consulted and engaged in the awarding of major sports events. Being part of a lobby that numbers 33 countries and which is constantly growing would strengthen our chances of ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her answer. I am very disappointed with it, however, because as regards the Council of Europe working with WADA, I have been asked to look at the Council’s ...More Button