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#FAI

# fai - Monday 20 January, 2020

From The42 FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive Armband

FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive

He takes over from executive lead, Paul Cooke.

From The42 Limerick FC formally settle legal dispute with the FAI High Court

Limerick FC formally settle legal dispute with the FAI

The club’s chairman Pat O’Sullivan says he is ‘pleased’ with the outcome after an ‘extremely difficult period’.

From The42 FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week' SOS

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'

Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”

From The42 Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney European Exit

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

The governing body told The42 that Delaney has not received any severance pay, but had been drawing his reported €160,000-a-year salary up to today.

# fai - Friday 17 January, 2020

From The42 FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election Next Man Up

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election

Martin Heraghty and Gerry McAnaney will stand for election on 25 January.

From The42 Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI As It Stands

Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI

Earlier this week the club commenced proceedings against the association.

# fai - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 Discussions between Limerick and the FAI over league exclusion ongoing, High Court hears Legal Dispute

Discussions between Limerick and the FAI over league exclusion ongoing, High Court hears

The Munster club have not been granted a licence to play in the SSE Airtricity League First Division this season.

# fai - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

From The42 Ross confident change of government will not affect potential FAI rescue package Crisis

Ross confident change of government will not affect potential FAI rescue package

An intense series of talks between the government, FAI, Uefa and Bank of Ireland will take place over the next few days in a bid to rescue the Irish football body.

# fai - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

From The42 Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon' No White Smoke Yet

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# fai - Monday 13 January, 2020

From The42 Government announce funding for redevelopment of Dalymount Park Renovations

Government announce funding for redevelopment of Dalymount Park

The project is unaffected by the suspension of state funds to the FAI.

From The42 Limerick United accepted into underage leagues amid plans to form senior side New Era

Limerick United accepted into underage leagues amid plans to form senior side

The news comes following the folding of Limerick FC.

# fai - Friday 10 January, 2020

From The42 Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m Funding

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# fai - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From The42 Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation New Faces

Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation

The meeting came on the back of the appointment of Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce to the FAI Board.

From The42 Niall Quinn 'absolutely' rules himself out of being the FAI's next CEO Not Interested

Niall Quinn 'absolutely' rules himself out of being the FAI's next CEO

The former Irish striker is open to a role within the organisation, but it won’t be at the very top of the FAI.

From The42 Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda Player Welfare

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

# fai - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From The42 FAI confirm appointment of three new independent directors Reform

FAI confirm appointment of three new independent directors

A fourth external board member will be appointed in the coming weeks.

# fai - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week

A number of new directors to the FAI are to be in place by the end of the week.

# fai - Friday 3 January, 2020

# fai - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Rejected, demoralised and fueled by grief... the six young Irish footballers driven to succeed in 2020

From those battling to become regulars in the Premier League, to talents rebuilding careers at home in the League of Ireland, this year is crucial to their progress.

# fai - Monday 30 December, 2019

From The42 Another tedious FAI gathering highlights how much work is required to untangle the mess Latest

Another tedious FAI gathering highlights how much work is required to untangle the mess

John Fallon reports from a pivotal FAI AGM.

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# fai - Sunday 29 December, 2019

From The42 Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI Statement

Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI

The Sports Minister is due to met with Uefa on 14 January.

From The42 Board of the FAI issues public apology 'for the mistakes of the past' Saga

Board of the FAI issues public apology 'for the mistakes of the past'

The apology was made after a request had been made to FAI President Donal Conway at today’s AGM.

# fai - Thursday 19 December, 2019

From The42 IRFU state that they have no interest in buying FAI's share of Aviva Stadium Housemates

IRFU state that they have no interest in buying FAI's share of Aviva Stadium

The FAI could considerably ease their debt if they sell off their share of the Lansdowne Road venue.

Government won't block FAI from selling stake in Aviva Stadium

Selling their stake in the stadium may be an avenue from the football body’s grave financial situation.

# fai - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

From The42 Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI Another Dark Day

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

From The42 Rift deepens as FAI criticise Shane Ross' comments at Oireachtas Committee At War

Rift deepens as FAI criticise Shane Ross' comments at Oireachtas Committee

Trade union SIPTU, meanwhile, have told the Minister that morale among FAI workers is at an all-time low.

Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails FAI

Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails

In a statement this evening, Ross’s department said the League of Ireland “would cease to exist in its current format” if the FAI fails.

From The42 Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee Crisis

Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee

The football body are in a mess, and they can’t rely on the State to bail them out.

# fai - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From The42 FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee Absent

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee

Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.

# fai - Monday 16 December, 2019

From The42 'That process of reform is still far from complete' - Shane Ross on tonight's meeting with the FAI Statement

'That process of reform is still far from complete' - Shane Ross on tonight's meeting with the FAI

The Sports Minster says the government will not fund the troubled organisation.

# fai - Friday 13 December, 2019

# fai - Thursday 12 December, 2019

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football' FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

From The42 Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

# fai - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From The42 'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis' Speaking Out

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

# fai - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff FAI

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff

Officials from the FAI have declined an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas Committee tomorrow morning.

From The42 Kerr 'very impressed' by employees' proposal to reform the FAI Uncertain Future This post contains videos

Kerr 'very impressed' by employees' proposal to reform the FAI

The ex-Ireland manager believes saving jobs in the association is ‘crucial’ right now.

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