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Written Answers - Sporting Bodies

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 667.  Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan Information on Maureen O'Sullivan Zoom on Maureen O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  if he will confirm that both Swim Ireland and the Olympic Council of Ireland are in the process of recovering the High Court costs associated with a failed High Court case brought by a former member of Swim Ireland. [16061/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar Swim Ireland and the Olympic Council of Ireland are not governmental bodies. They are autonomous sports organisations and I have no role or responsibility in this matter. However, given the sensitivities of the case, I have expressed my concerns in person to the CEOs of both these bodies.

The Deputy may be interested to know that the Olympic Council of Ireland issued astatement on this matter on 2 March 2012. The statement is available on their websitewww.olympicsport.ie.

Question No. 668 answered with Question No. 665.


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