Press Release

Statement from Minister Harris and Minister McGrath on appointment of Mary Davis as global CEO of Special Olympics Ireland

Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. and Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath T.D. today warmly welcomed the appointment of Mary Davis as the global CEO of Special Olympics International.

Speaking this morning, Minister Harris said “Mary has done much to create equality in Ireland, and, to quote FDR – “a society where nobody feels left out.” Now she has the opportunity to do that globally.”

Minister McGrath added “Mary’s track record in advocacy and campaigning for inclusion for those with intellectual disabilities speaks for itself. I am delighted to welcome her well-deserved appointment as CEO. The Special Olympics ethos of participation and volunteerism has been hugely supported by Irish people, and I look forward to working with Mary in the future.”