Bought in 2005 when under the stewardship of Pat Hickey, the recent sale of Howth House signifies the end of the association between the Olympic Council of Ireland and the area. Originally purchased for 1.1m Euro, the sale price has not been disclosed.
Now under the mantle of the Olympic Federation of Ireland, the move to the National Sports Council in Abbotstown seems only fitting as so many of the Federation’s sporting member bodies have now been sited on the campus and this will place the Federation at the heart of its members’ activities.
Peter Sherrard, the OFI chief executive, had previously said that surplus funds generated from the sale would go towards costs associated with Ireland’s athletes attending last summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. The OFI said the final cost of Team Ireland’s participate in the Tokyo Olympics was € 2.05 million. Sorry to see you go and wishing you well for the future.
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