Active South Dublin Plan

Active South dublin

On the 8th of May, the Councillors of South Dublin Council formally ratified the aims and actions of the inaugural Local Sport & Physical Activity Plan for the county for the period 2023-2028. Titled “Active South Dublin” the plan stems from Action 8 of the National Sports Policy 2018-2017 which seeks all local authorities to develop local sports plans. South Dublin County Council. is the first local authority nationwide to achieve this aim. The plan includes many ambitious objectives and actions in areas such as participation opportunities, facility development, club support and leader training, to support and motivate every citizen in the county, regardless of age, background or ability, to lead active healthy lives. 

Pictured: Thos Mc Dermott (Coordinator South Dublin Co. Sports Partnership), Danny Towell (Chair of South Dublin Co. Sports Partnership), Colm Ward (Interim Chief Executive, South Dublin County Council), Cllr Emma Murphy (Mayor of South Dublin County Council), Danny Mc Laughlin (outgoing Chief Executive South Dublin County Council), Louise Burke (Director of Participation, Sport Ireland).

Sarah Brooks

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