On Sunday 17th September, Federation of Irish Sport CEO Mary O’Connor spoke to presenters Darragh Maloney and Marie Crowe on RTÉs Sunday Sport programme about the importance of investment in sport & physical activity.
Highlighting the return on investment that the economy sees from sport she said; “We estimate that for every €100 that the government invests in sport & physical activity in Ireland, there’s a return of €195.” The total value of sport to the Irish economy in 2018 was valued at €3.7bn (GVA)*
You can listen back to the full interview by clicking on the link below and go to 2hr27mins: https://rte.ie/…/1405799-sunday-sport-sunday-17…/
*Researching the value of sport in Ireland – Sport Ireland and Sheffield Hallam University, September 2021