Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh today announced that a Civic Reception will take place to mark the achievements of Conor McGregor who won the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Featherweight World Title on Saturday.
Ms Ní Dhálaigh said:
“It was important for us to contact Conor and his management team before making any public or media announcements and to make sure that he would welcome the reception and also ascertain his availability. We have held discussions with his team and are delighted to now be in a position to make this announcement. We will hold the reception in City Hall towards the end of January 2016 and further details will be announced as planning progresses.”
“Tonight I will be in The Foundry in Waterford. Saturday, I will be in the Savoy in Cork. Monday and Tuesday, I have gathered my team-mates for a Q and A in the Wright Venue in Dublin.”
“I am donating €50,000 from these events to help boost resources of those who are fighting the homeless crisis in Ireland, as we head into the colder weather. €25,000 will go to the hard-working Simon Community homeless charity. This €25,000 will fund the mobile health clinic for a full year so the people in need can get the treatment they need, when they need it.”
“The other €25,000 I will donate to Focus Ireland which will go towards the Family Services Division which helps family’s in crisis move on from homelessness.”
“I put time into researching both the Simon Community and Focus Ireland charities. The work of both these organisations is unparalleled with the homeless crisis in our country.”
“We have put together a four-day event across the country. Meet fans. Have some fun. Celebrate life, and also help build money to put towards this major crisis we have in our country. See you at the events!”
Labhair Conor McGregor le Máire-Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, iriseoir Nuacht TG4/RTÉ, ag ócáid phreasa in Ionad Tionóil Bhaile Átha Cliath inniu. D’éirigh le Máire-Treasa cúpla focal Gaeilge a bhaint as an trodaí a d’fhreastail ar scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge i dTamhlacht agus i Leamhcán sular bhain sé a cháil amach i gcró an UFC.
“In episode 1, we find McGregor recovering from a knee injury after his win against Max Holloway last August. As he battles through gruelling physio and training, he must get back to his peak for his first fight in 10 months against Brazilian Diego Brandao. On home soil, McGregor must prove his worth as a sold-out O2 Arena awaits his arrival. With exclusive access, we see his team training in Iceland, his girlfriend and family adjusting to fame and the rigorous preparation required for a bout in the UFC.”