Upcoming Webinars

Active Families

Wednesday 30th September 2020, 8-9pm

Join us for our Irish Times virtual Active Families event in association with Sport Ireland Campus, Ireland Active, and European Week of Sport.

The Irish Times Journalist Jen Hogan will be joined by Sene Naoupu, Jacqui Hurley and Alan Brogan to discuss how to keep your family active, how to keep kids in sport and how to tackle some of the sport & fitness issues around Covid 19.

The exclusive event will be streamed on the 30th of September, from 8 – 9pm. Register your interest for this FREE event now

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Past Webinars

Member impact and Consumer surveys.


  • Gemma Dempsey, Operations Manager, DCU
  • Michael McCann, Head of Ancillary Revenue, Dalata Hotel Group / Club Vitae Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Mike Hill, Leisure-net (UK)
  • Sean Quirke, Manager, Portarlington Leisure Centre

Ireland Active AGM

27th August 2020

12pm (via Zoom)


  • Notice of AGM including agenda
  • Draft Minutes of AGM 2019
  • Draft Audited Accounts for 2019
  • Election of Directors information
  • Ireland Active Constitution
  • AGM 2020 Activities Report

Members have already received an invitation with the registration link. If you are a member of Ireland Active and have not been receiving updates please contact info@irelandactive.ie

Wage Subsidy Scheme- Member Webinar with Revenue


In support of the revised Wage Subsidy Scheme, we will be hosting a member webinar with the Revenue on 5th August at 1pm. Members already have received an email with a link to registration (email from ceo@irelandactive.ie 23rd July), if you have not received the email please contact us info@irelandactive.ie


The webinar looked at facilities that have already reopened over the past number of weeks, seeing how they have managed during re-opening along with any challenges that have arisen. The panel for the webinar will consist of the following operators:

  • Tina Dowling – The Watershed, Kilkenny
  • Brian Corkery – Maryborough Hotel, Cork
  • David Moore – Coral Leisure Group

Please send through an questions that you may have at this time prior to the webinar to myself and we can try to incorporate them into the webinar.

Members have been notified via email with the link to register. If you have not received this email please contact us info@irelandactive.ie

Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet Webinar series

In association with Griffith College

Ken Hughes 10th July: Leading consumer & shopper behaviouralist and thought leader in the field of shopper marketing and digital strategy.

All LHF Skillnet webinars are for Ireland Active & REPs Ireland members only. Please register by emailing Cliodhna at info@lhfskillent.ie

Human Resources Management Webinar

with the Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet

  • Topic 5: Human Resource Management
  • Thursday: June 25th
  • Time: 10:30 am

This webinar is part of the Reactivate your Leisure, Health & Fitness Business course with Griffith College. The first to speak will be Bláthnaid Evans, Bláthnaid is Head of Employment Practice with Leman solicitors and has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, having trained in one of the leading trade union employee firms and subsequently in a top 5 law firm. She has advised clients before all employment law forums including the WRC, the labour Court.

Following on will be Angela Harvey, a lecturer in Griffith College who has extensive management experience working in global hotel chains. Angela brings a wealth of knowledge on the application of practical human resource policies practices and procedures to the webinar.

Brian McKenna will conclude the presentation, Brian is an experienced tutor who specialises in the practical aspects of implementing health and safety measures for the Leisure, Health and Fitness sector and is currently delivering the Covid-19 management training Ireland Active Members. Brian also has nearly 20 years of experience working in the leisure industry.

Please click on the link below to register through Griffith Colleges portal to confirm either your registration or a staff members. (please note you need to register, even if you only want to view one session)


Webinar on Phase 2


We will be hosting a member webinar Friday 12th June, 10am.

We will be joined by industry guests both internationally and from Ireland including-

The webinar will cover industry updates, international experience of re-opening and Q&A with members and panellists. All webinars are for Ireland Active members only. Please register by emailing Kelli at info@irelandactive.ie

Return to Work Safely Protocol: Reopening Advice Webinar

04.06.2020 11am

Hosted by Pennisula.

Reopening. It’s on everyone’s mind right now.

When that will happen and what it will look like depends on the roadmap phase your organisation falls into. For sports and exercise facilities, the timelines vary.

One reopening certainty is the need to do so in line with the Return to Work Safely Protocol. To ensure you understand what’s required of your organisation when reopening safely, we’re hosting a complimentary 30-minute webinar.

This webinar will cover the most important aspects of the protocol, including:

  • The requirement to create a COVID-19 Response Plan.
  • Appointing a lead worker representative.
  • COVID-19 risk assessments.
  • How to implement new social distancing and hygiene measures.

Helping your organisation reopen safely is what matters most to us, so we hope to see you at our webinar.

Swimming Pool Seminar


Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet webinar on Swimming Pools: Maintenance & Re-Opening post COVID-19 with Ireland Active tutor, Brian Corkery. Thanks to all involved!

Framework for Safe Operation- Phase 1


Having issued the Framework for safe operation document, we are inviting our members to join us for a webinar discussion on the proposed guidelines. The document has been developed following review of international frameworks, government protocols, feedback and input from our members, industry experts and consultation with Swim Ireland. The document is a living document and will evolve over time and is subject to government approval.

We will be joined by a panel  from industry which includes:

  • Niall Cull, CEO, DLR Leisure
  • Susan Grady, K-Leisure & Ireland Active Board
  • Liam Cunningham, Athlone Regional Sports Centre & Ireland Active Board
  • Joe O’Connor, Nisus Fitness & REPs Ireland Council

REPs Ireland: Workplace Wellbeing Day with Pat Divilly


Friday, 1st May is National Workplace Wellbeing Day, we’re inviting Ireland Active members to join us to celebrate with a free REPs Ireland webinar with Pat Divilly. REPs Ireland have partnered with the National Dairy Council to bring you this webinar at a time when wellness has never been so important. As an industry, these are challenging times with many of us unable to work, REPs Ireland want to reassure you that you are not alone.

To register for this event contact info@repsireland.ie with your REPs Ireland Membership number and/or your Ireland Active member organisation. Limited places available- to avoid disappointment book now

National Quality Standard & Ireland Active Update


  • Update on all Ireland Active activities
  • COVID-19: Pool Closures: Brian Corkery
  • NQS
  • REPs Ireland Update
  • Training: LHF Skillnet

Thanks to Iain Foulger and Brian Corkery for their time in participating in the webinar.

‘COVID-19: Industry challenges and Strategies for re-opening’ and we will have both Irish and international speakers contributing;


  • Sean Tan

Director of True Group, a Singapore brand which currently has 24 clubs in Singapore and Taiwan under the TFX, True Fitness, True Yoga and Yoga Edition yoga and fitness brands. Member of REX European Roundtable.

  • Clodagh Kilmurray

CEO, Swan Leisure, experienced public and private leisure operator, running one of Dublin’s busiest local authority facilities. Ireland Active Board member.

  • Barry Walsh

MD, Iconic Health Clubs, operating three private health and fitness clubs and a medical rehabilitation facility in Dublin. Member of REX European Roundtable and Ireland Active Board member.

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