Motorsport Ireland is the National Governing Body for four-wheeled motorsport in Ireland. We are affiliated to the supreme authority for world motorsport, which is the "Federation Internationale de l'Automobile" (FIA) based in Geneva and Paris. The FIA recognises in each of its affiliated countries, one sole authority that holds the sporting power, and in Ireland, it recognises Motorsport Ireland as that authority.

Motorsport Ireland's jurisdiction covers the 26 counties and has currently has 36 affiliated motor clubs under its umbrella. In each year, these clubs organise approximately 160 sporting events in total, which are listed in the official Motorsport Ireland calendar and cover 12 different branches of the sport.  Every person wishing to compete in one of these motorsport events must be the holder of a Competition Licence issued by Motorsport Ireland or by another national governing body affiliated to the FIA.

On average, each year Motorsport Ireland issues approximately 3,000 Competition Licences.

Motorsport Ireland depends on the support of a diverse community of dedicated volunteers. Our staff members are dedicated to supporting our competitors, clubs, officials, and volunteers.


Motorsport Ireland Staff Profiles

Leo Hassett, Chief Executive Officer

Leo is the CEO of Motorsport Ireland.

Leo arrived in May 2018 via DCC PLC company Exertis, bringing over 20 years commercial leadership in National, International and Multinational organisations. Leo is also CEO of the RIAC, which serves to further strengthen the services and historic ties between both organisations.

Leo is dedicated to securing and growing Motorsport in Ireland by building an enlarged community and increasing participation through a renewed commercial focus.

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Ronnie Murphy, Safety & Training Officer

Ronnie joined Motorsport Ireland in 2019 as Safety and Training officer. His role is a varied one as it covers many aspects of the sport. Primarily he is responsible for reviewing all the safety plans for each event to ensure that the highest standard of safety is always adhered to. He is also responsible for updating, organising and implementing most of the training courses, ensuring that volunteers are trained to the highest standards.

He also issues all Motorsport Ireland Official licenses and liaises with our insurance companies on all accidents and claims.

Ronnie holds a degree in Sports Management/Science and has a Health & Safety and Tutor trainer QQI qualification. He has completed child protection training and is also a trained First Aid responder.

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Stephen Davis, Marketing Manager

Stephen joined Motorsport Ireland in May 2019 and is responsible for Marketing, Communications & PR. Stephen has over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development roles across sport, supply chain, education, technology, property, and insurance sectors.

He is responsible for implementing the Motorsport Ireland marketing and growth strategy as well as managing all marketing activities including our website, social media, press releases, and MI-Membership programme. He developed the new Motorsport Ireland website and is working closely with the team to integrate our new online licensing / application system. Stephen is also Marketing Manager for The RIAC

Stephen holds both a Business Degree and Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Technological University Dublin, a Professional Diploma from the Digital Marketing Institute, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing & Digital Strategy from UCC / The Irish Management Institute. 

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Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our staff should you have any queries or need assistance with anything.

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