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National Sports Policy 2018 - 2027


Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Subject Keywords: Sport, Physical Activity, Healthy Living, Mental Wellbeing, Community, Social Inclusion
Topic: Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, today launched the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018–2027 at the St Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sherriff Street, in Dublin’s North Inner City.

The National Sports Policy 2018–2027 has been developed through an extensive public consultation process and collaboration with the sports sector and other stakeholders. The High-Level Goals of the National Sports Policy are:

  • Increased Participation
  • More Excellence
  • Improved Capacity

Key targets of the National Sports Policy 2018–2027 include:

  • Overall participation in sport to rise from 43% to 50% of the population by 2027 (the equivalent of an extra 260,0000 people participating in sport)
  • More targeted high performance funding to deliver more Olympic/Paralympic medals (From the securing of 13 medals in 2016 to a target of 20 in 2028)
  • All funded sports bodies adopting the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charity (CVC) Sector.



Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. (2018) National Sports Policy 2018 - 2027 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 13th November 2019].


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