A dispute has emerged between the organisers of last weekend's Ironman event in Cork and the triathlon governing body.
Two competitors died during the swimming race in Youghal on Sunday morning.
Canadian national Ivan Chittenden (64) from Toronto was on holidays in Ireland with family members, while Meath native Brendan Wall (44) had been living in England for a number of years.
Triathlon Ireland said on Monday its officials did not sanction the race because of adverse conditions.
However, organisers Ironman Ireland said on Tuesday that was not communicated to on-site officials until "several hours after the swim was completed".
Cork County Council has asked organisers to provide them with a full report on Sunday’s events.
Irish Independent Southern Correspondent Ralph Riegel told Newstalk Breakfast it is unclear precisely what happened.
"There was a bombshell statement at 8.30 on Monday evening, when Triathlon Ireland said that they had not sanctioned the event," he said.
"Yesterday evening then there was a flurry of statements: the first of these statements came from Cork County Council.
"They effectively said that they were going to be reviewing whatever reports or investigations were conducted.
"They pointed out they were committed to the 2024 event, but that that would be reviewed in light of whatever reports or findings were made available to them."
Mr Riegel said a statement then followed from Ironman Cork.
"Immediately after that there was another statement from Ironman Cork, where they rather dramatically said that Triathlon Ireland had not sanctioned the event - but they had not told them this until after the swim race was completed," he said.
"Shortly after this, there was a second statement from Triathlon Ireland, which again repeated what they said on Monday evening: that they had not sanctioned the event... but that this was done before the race.
"We have two totally contrasting positions about precisely what happened on Sunday," he added.
Mr Chittenden is due to be cremated in Ireland before his remains are returned to Canada, while Mr Wall's removal will take place this evening ahead of his funeral on Thursday.