Better for Sport
Our Policies

Prioritising local sports funding to achieve international excellence

Sport has hugely positive benefits for individuals and society as a whole.

Labour in Government has ensured over €110 million in funding for thousands of local sports clubs and introduced a partial rates exemption for community sports clubs.

Our plan for the next five years:

  • Continue to boost sport in local communities through the Sports Capital Programme
  • Ensure Sports Capital Funding is prioritised in cases of joint applications between local sports clubs and schools
  • Continue to invest in Special Olympics Ireland
  • Prioritise the rollout of the new National Physical Activity Plan
  • Fund more world-class sporting facilities at the National Indoor Arena and the National Sports Campus
  • Establish a specific sports bidding entity to facilitate bidding for events across all sporting organisations
  • Put a comprehensive sports tourism policy at the heart of national sports policy