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Go Team Ireland

Posted on August 08, 2008

Members of Team Ireland

Today a spectacular ceremony has kicked off the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The 54 athletes who make up Team Ireland are among the best prepared teams we have ever sent to the games and we would like to wish all our athletes the very best of luck in what must be the proudest pinnacle of their athletic careers.

You can keep up with all the action on a number of websites including the Irish Times dedicated Olympic website as well as on the Olympic Council of Ireland website.

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Day 21 - Going the extra mile

Posted on May 19, 2007

Joan and Oisin - At the launch of our policy, Giving Youth a Chance
At the launch of our policy, Giving Youth a Chance

The final weekend of the campaign sees Pat with his Make a Change tour in the West with Jimmy McGarry in Sligo, in Mayo with Harry Barrett, Tuam with Colm Keaveney and Galway City with Michael D.

Back in Dublin in Election HQ Joan Burton and Oisin Quinn launched our Giving Youth a Chance, Labour's plan for youth activities allowing us to have a kick-about in the media centre during the photo-opportunity.

Considering that Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe with one in three people under 25 years old, the corresponding facilities are not in place and this is at the heart of the document.

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Day 12 - Game On

Posted on May 10, 2007

Game On - Labour's plan for Sport and RecreationBethany Haworth, Councillor Aodhan O Riordain, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Labour leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deputy Jack Wall and Roberta Hill
Labour's plan for Sport and Recreation Bethany Haworth, Councillor Aodhan O Riordain, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Labour leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deputy Jack Wall and Roberta Hill

While Pat was on the road with the battle bus in Cork, back in election HQ in Dublin Jack Wall and Aidan Culhane launched our 'Game on - Labour's plan for Sport and Recreation'.

Game On is our commitment on encouraging participation in sport in the community and in Irish schools, and for providing supports to elite amateur and professional athletes.

The document contains key priorities for Sport including:

Investing in our elite athletes
Creating a permanent home for the Community Games
Making PE an exam subject with points for third-level entry
Removing the rule that requires clubs to match the lottery funding they are applying for

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