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Merry Christmas

19 December, 2017

Merry Christmas! 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

As we draw towards the end of another year it is a good time to look back at all we have achieved on behalf of our members over the past year and of course what we could improve upon for the coming year...

Programmes and Advocacy 

Budget 2018 submission to government on retention of the 9% VAT rate and other tax and policy measures
National Fitness Day with support from Healthy Ireland Fund and Sport Ireland
Get Ireland Swimming programme launched and funding from the Healthy Ireland fund
LetsBeActive programme with Europe Active funding received and launch in January 2018
IBEC Workplace Wellbeing Day partnership
CARA Centre Fit4All partnership

Policy and Standards

Submission on National Sports Policy (to be launched in 2018), meeting with Minister Griffin to discuss scheduled for January 2018
White Flag standards recommended by Dept of Local Government value for money review
Regulation of the Aquatic Leisure Industry with IWS initiated
European Fitness Standards meetings and draft document produced

Events and Networking 

Leaders Forum (February)
Strategic Plan regional meetings (February/March)
White Flag regional meetings (April)
FIBO, Cologne drinks (April)
AGM and Strategic Plan launch (September)
Annual Conference, REPs seminar and White Flag Awards attended by over 320 people across the day (November)

Member Services

New Safeguarding training launched for the leisure and fitness sector
Pool plant training courses delivered
Garda Vetting for over 2,000 staff in the sector
REPs register growth
Audits for REPs education providers
Guidance on the new Children First 2017 and Garda Vetting legislation


Christmas Opening Hours:

We will be closing on Friday 22nd December and re-opening 2nd January 2018. 


Conn, Niamh, Vincent, Stephanie & Fintan. 




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