Solicitor Kevin Hoy has been appointed to the board of Sport Ireland, filling a legal position.
Experienced paralympic athlete Deirdre Mongan has also been appointed to fill a disability-advocate position on the board.
Hoy (pictured) was a partner with Mason, Hayes & Curran for more than 20 years. In 2020, he became a consultant, focusing on executive coaching and talent development within the firm.
Hoy has been involved with sport in a voluntary capacity for many years, and is also active in the wider voluntary sector.
He said that he was looking forward to contributing to “the essential work Sport Ireland does in encouraging sport participation at all levels in Ireland”.
Commenting on the appointments, Catherine Martin (Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media) said: “Their wide experience and skills will be hugely beneficial to Sport Ireland, and its ongoing work in the development of Irish sport, over the coming years.”
The appointments follow a public call for applications on the State Boards website, and an assessment process managed by the Public Appointments Service.