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General Elections 2020

03 February, 2020

As political parties launch their manifesto for the upcoming elections. Read each party's plans in relation to sport/physical activity, read their pledges here: 

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin


Green Party

People Before Profit

Social Democrats

We're asking members and the general public to ask canvassers what can they do ahead of the program for government? Ireland Active have prepared key actions for the leisure, health & fitness industry:

  • Keep the 9% VAT rate for sport and fitness sector and reduce to 0% over the lifetime of the government
  • Implement Insurance Reform to reduce the cost to business and community organisations
  • Introduce a ‘Fit for Work’ scheme up to €1,000 for fitness club membership and programmes for employees, removing any Benefit in Kind
  • Invest in the National Sports Policy to ensure current and capital programmes are implemented
  • Implement the actions of the National Physical Activity Plan
  • Introduce a green energy grant scheme for leisure centres and swimming pools

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