Minister O'Donovan set to monitor developments around Paralympic Games
Earlier today, the Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Mr Patrick O’Donovan, TD, moved to assure Irish Paralympians that they should not be discouraged by Friday's announcement of cut backs around the Paralympic Games.
Minister O’Donovan encouraged the athletes to remain focused on their preparations for Rio.
While there is some uncertainty regarding a support grant from the Rio organizers, the Minister has been in touch with Paralympics Ireland requesting that he would be kept informed of any shortfall in the grant or any other unanticipated expenses arising as a result of the cutbacks.
It was also stated that the Minister will monitor developments with a view to ensuring there is no negative impact on Team Ireland’s participation in Rio 2016.