Senator Cecilia Keaveney from Donegal
Europe is one step closer to agreement on an international agency to combat corruption in sport, according to Fianna Fail Senator Cecilia Keaveney. As a result of a motion lodged with the Council of Europe by Senator Keaveney, a report is now being prepared on the possibility of a new body to tackle match fixing.
Senator Keaveney, who is President of the Youth and Sport Committee of the Council of Europe, explained, “Over 20 members of the Council from a variety of countries and political groupings have backed my proposal for immediate action to put a stop to corruption across all sports. They too feel that it’s time to put integrity back into our sports.” Read more
Gardaí at Kilmainham are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the bodies of a male and a female in the Grand Canal at Suir Road, Inchicore. Both are believed to be in their late 20′s.
The discovery was made shortly after mid-day today, Saturday 18th December 2010, by a member of the public. Read more
ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin has slammed the government for leaving much of the west coast and border counties completely cut off following the snowfall of the last two nights. In some areas, there has been as much as five inches of snow. Mr Gilmartin criticised the response of the authorities as being “totally inadequate and it suggested that the government did not see the west as a priority.”
“In Sligo, for example, even the main roads are not passable. There is no effort being made to remove snow and many roads have not even been gritted. The whole area has come to a halt. The government response so far has been non-existent and we need immediate action. The people of the western and northern counties have as much right to go about their business as the people of Dublin but it doesn’t seem that the government sees it this way.”