Amicable resolution of ticketing issue is good news for Irish sport – O’Dowd

17th October 2017 - Fergus O'Dowd TD

The termination of the contract between the Olympic Council of Ireland and THG is a step in the right direction for Irish sport, according to Fergus O’Dowd, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Following mediation carried out by former Supreme Court Judge Mr Justice Finnegan, THG and the Olympic Council of Ireland have announced that they have reached an agreement to terminate the contracts agreed between the parties last year that relate to the 2018-2026 Olympic Games.

Louth TD Fergus O’Dowd said: “It is my belief that the Olympic Council of Ireland must prioritise needs of athletes, their families and coaches.

“I hope today’s news marks a new chapter on how Irish sport is run. Participating in the Olympic Games is without a doubt one of the greatest aspirations an athlete can have.

“I hope that moving forward our athletes can have their nearest and dearest at their side as they compete for Ireland.

“I want to thank everyone involved in finding this resolution,” Deputy O’Dowd said.

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