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#FAI

# fai - Monday 31 August, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s the start of a new era’ – Big day for Irish football as senior squad moves home New Surroundings

‘It’s the start of a new era’ – Big day for Irish football as senior squad moves home

Martin O’Neill and his players had their first training ground in Abbottstown ahead of this week’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

From The42 Ireland’s new striker Rooney intent on taking his chance after first day with senior set-up Called Up

Ireland’s new striker Rooney intent on taking his chance after first day with senior set-up

The Dubliner hopes to catch the eye during this week’s training camp.

# fai - Thursday 6 August, 2015

From The42 Wales are somehow still rated better than Spain, Italy & Holland What's Occurring?

Wales are somehow still rated better than Spain, Italy & Holland

Wales remain in the top ten of the world rankings while there’s not much good news for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# fai - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

From The42 Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? ‘I couldn’t do the politics’ Top Job

Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? ‘I couldn’t do the politics’

The Sky Sports pundit and ex-Ireland striker isn’t looking for a career change anytime soon.

# fai - Friday 17 July, 2015

From The42 ‘Last year the media submitted a list of questions that have still not been answered’ AGM

‘Last year the media submitted a list of questions that have still not been answered’

Our columnist, former Cork City chief, John O’Sullivan takes a look at this weekend’s FAI AGM.

From The42 ‘I would give Martin O’Neill another 2 years in the job because he knows what he has to do’ Vote Of Confidence

‘I would give Martin O’Neill another 2 years in the job because he knows what he has to do’

Packie Bonner is in no doubt that the former Celtic boss is the right man for the job.

# fai - Monday 13 July, 2015

From The42 ‘This agreement is a very positive development for football in Munster’ Future Plans

‘This agreement is a very positive development for football in Munster’

The FAI have big plans for a facility in Cork.

# fai - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From The42 There will be an Irishman officiating in the all-Spanish Uefa Super Cup final Special Occasion

There will be an Irishman officiating in the all-Spanish Uefa Super Cup final

Damien MacGraith has been appointed to work the line for Barcelona’s clash with Sevilla in Georgia next month.

# fai - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

From The42 FAI’s debt increases to over €51 million, according to latest accounts Problems

FAI’s debt increases to over €51 million, according to latest accounts

Fifa’s infamous payout following the Thierry Henry handball incident in the 2010 World Cup playoff also gets a mention.

# fai - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From The42 What Jack Grealish does in Tenerife should stay in Tenerife, and more of the week’s best sportswriting Worth A Read

What Jack Grealish does in Tenerife should stay in Tenerife, and more of the week’s best sportswriting

Also, one writer outlines how a decade of John Delaney has left Irish soccer in a sorry state of affairs.

# fai - Monday 15 June, 2015

‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner

The banner was to be flown over the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, and said “”ENOUGH IS €NOUGH #DELANEYOUT.”

# fai - Saturday 13 June, 2015

QUIZ: Who said it – John Delaney or David Brent?

Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty…Satisfaction

From The42 FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa Binned

FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa

Delaney ‘entirely unaware’ of decision, which is understood to have cost almost €7k.

# fai - Friday 12 June, 2015

From The42 Anti-Delaney banner to fly over the Aviva Stadium before Scotland qualifier Protest

Anti-Delaney banner to fly over the Aviva Stadium before Scotland qualifier

A group of fans have raised funds to stage a protest in the sky before Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

From The42 Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane took time out from Scotland preparations to visit Temple Street yesterday MONKeano

# fai - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After John Delaney’s ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

From The42 Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney – ‘We do things the right way’ Battle Lines Drawn

Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney – ‘We do things the right way’

The relationship between the SFA and FAI has been strained since November.

# fai - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days…

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

From The42 FAI confirm Irish management team involved in M50 collision Incident

FAI confirm Irish management team involved in M50 collision

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane were among those reportedly involved in a “very minor” crash.

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# fai - Monday 8 June, 2015

From The42 3 winners and 3 losers from the Ireland-England game Mixed Fortunes

3 winners and 3 losers from the Ireland-England game

It was a good day for the FAI and the Gardaí, but a less than satisfactory one for Roy Hodgson.

# fai - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From The42 Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the Fifa-FAI controversy Special One

Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the Fifa-FAI controversy

The FAI, earlier in the week, played down criticism following the emergence of this news.

From The42 ‘Sepp Blatta, he paid for your ground’ – English fans on a good-natured wind-up at Lansdowne Mugged Off
From The42 Martin O’Neill not interested in Fifa controversy, falls short of backing Delaney Reaction

Martin O’Neill not interested in Fifa controversy, falls short of backing Delaney

In addition, the manager expressed hope that supporters would behave at the Ireland-England game.

# fai - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 ‘Blatter said to me ‘let’s find a way we could forget’. But I am not someone with two faces’ – Trapattoni Fall-out

‘Blatter said to me ‘let’s find a way we could forget’. But I am not someone with two faces’ – Trapattoni

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

From The42 O’Shea: Irish players would have taken replay over €5m pay-out after Henry handball Get On With It

O’Shea: Irish players would have taken replay over €5m pay-out after Henry handball

The Ireland defender has responded to claims by former France boss Raymond Domenech that they deserve a cut of the Fifa payment.

From The42 Keith Andrews ‘disgusted’ over FAI’s €5m FIFA pay-out Disgusted

Keith Andrews ‘disgusted’ over FAI’s €5m FIFA pay-out

Andrews labelled the loan ‘hush money’.

From The42 ‘If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses’ Opinion

‘If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses’

Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.

# fai - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The42 This is how the FAI was handed €5million by Fifa, according to a new Association statement FAI

This is how the FAI was handed €5million by Fifa, according to a new Association statement

The Association insist ‘at all times in the best interests of Irish football, and in full compliance with Irish company law’.

From The42 Enda Kenny calls on John Delaney to clarify what happened with Fifa payment FIFA

Enda Kenny calls on John Delaney to clarify what happened with Fifa payment

“His position is tenable and I’m quite sure he’ll be able to answer any questions that are raised about the matter.”

From The42 ‘Hand of Wad’: The International media reaction to our ‘loan’ from FIFA Payoff

‘Hand of Wad’: The International media reaction to our ‘loan’ from FIFA

John Delaney insists it “was a very good and legitimate deal for the FAI”.

From The42 Liam Brady: None of the players or staff knew about FIFA payment to FAI Chippy

Liam Brady: None of the players or staff knew about FIFA payment to FAI

Brady was part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s backroom team.

From The42 Delaney fears taking 2022 World Cup from Qatar could ‘bankrupt’ Fifa Concern

Delaney fears taking 2022 World Cup from Qatar could ‘bankrupt’ Fifa

The FAI chief executive is concerned about potential legal action.

# fai - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From The42 FAI insist Fifa money was ‘a legitimate payment’ for the Aviva Stadium Hitting Back

FAI insist Fifa money was ‘a legitimate payment’ for the Aviva Stadium

The FAI have released a statement this evening.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Delaney confirms Fifa pay-off, Liverpool sign Milner and today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Delaney confirms Fifa pay-off, Liverpool sign Milner and today’s sport

World football’s governing body subsequently stated that the payment to the FAI was ‘a loan’.

From The42 Now Fifa say that $5m payment to the FAI after Henry handball was ‘a loan’ Show Me The Money

Now Fifa say that $5m payment to the FAI after Henry handball was ‘a loan’

The loan was to be repaid if Ireland had reached the 2014 World Cup.

From The42 ‘Fifa paid Ireland to stop legal case over Henry handball’ – John Delaney FAI

‘Fifa paid Ireland to stop legal case over Henry handball’ – John Delaney

The FAI chief executive made the claim today.

# fai - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The42 ‘This is good news for world football’ – John Delaney reacts to Sepp Blatter’s resignation Right Call

‘This is good news for world football’ – John Delaney reacts to Sepp Blatter’s resignation

The FAI issued a statement in the aftermath of today’s news.

# fai - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 Delaney: Henry handball ‘arrangement’ between Fifa and FAI is confidential Hand Of Henry

Delaney: Henry handball ‘arrangement’ between Fifa and FAI is confidential

Delaney and the FAI will back Prince Ali in today’s Fifa presidential election.

# fai - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 The FAI are ‘on alert’ ahead of the visit of England, says John Delaney Caution

The FAI are ‘on alert’ ahead of the visit of England, says John Delaney

Roy Hodgson’s side will be at the Aviva a week on Sunday.

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