Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sports Minister congratulates Michael Dunlop following TT success


8 June 2013

Sports Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has congratulated Michael Dunlop on four wins at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

The Minister said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Michael. I am sure many in his hometown of Ballymoney have been cheering on his every success. To win four races and set new record lap times is an outstanding performance. I want to congratulate him on this incredible personal achievement.

“I understand, however, that, following an incident at racing yesterday, a number of spectators were injured and taken to hospital. It is for this reason that I have been encouraging the governing body of the sport in the north of Ireland to take whatever steps necessary to address public concerns about safety within the sport. This includes the development and publication of a safety code of practice which sets out clear safety standards for competitors, spectators and officials.”

Notes to Editors:

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