I am proud to be part of the sport horse sector because of the way it has stepped up to the mark in response to the current terrible COVID-19 crisis,” says Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) CEO Ronan Murphy. “I know that people within the sector have made huge sacrifices in an effort to comply with the new government regulations and it is admirable.”

As to the operation of his own office, he notes that ever since the Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day address, the full staff of 40 have been working remotely on laptops and will continue in that mode for the foreseeable future.