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Olympic Council of IrelandTime is running out for opposition parties to have their say on the terms of reference for an inquiry into the OCI ticket controversy.

In Rio meanwhile, three officials from the Olympic Council of Ireland are meeting with their lawyers ahead of their voluntary police interviews.

In Brazil, a police investigation into alleged ticket touting has led to a number of people, including OCI President Pat Hickey, being arrested.

He’s still in custody and reports from Rio suggest he’s unlikely to appear in court today.

OCI officials Kevin Kilty, Dermot Henihan and Stephen Martin have agreed to meet with police from 6pm Irish time but there’s nothing to suggest they’ve done anything illegal.

Back home, the OCI has yet to announce an international accountancy firm to assist with its inquiry, while the terms of reference for a separate non-statutory inquiry are still being finalised.

Opposition parties were given until this evening to have their say. Minister Simon Coveney says its scope may not be confined to the Rio Games.

Once agreement is reached, a retired judge will be appointed to conduct the inquiry BUT he/she will not have the power to compel people to give evidence.