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We claim we are serious about sport, yet banish it to a strange new department that has neither rhyme nor reason

John Greene


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Dara Calleary

Dara Calleary

Dara Calleary

So here we go again. The Department of Sport is off on its travels once more. Uprooted and stuck into what looks suspiciously like the runt of the Government's litter, the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, or as someone tweeted last week, the department of so on and so forth.

It will all be overseen by Catherine Martin of the Green Party, our first Minister for So On and So Forth.

It's a little hard to take. On the one hand we claim we are serious about sport, on the other we banish it to a strange new mix-match of a department that has neither rhyme nor reason to it.