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#FAI

# fai - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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.

'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts

“How can we be in a scenario where we’re fighting for our jobs, and we did nothing wrong?”

From The42 FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

The association say they want to prioritise ‘the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs’.

# fai - Monday 9 December, 2019

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case' FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

From The42 Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

# fai - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From The42 FAI, Minister Ross and Sport Ireland invited to emergency Oireachtas meeting on Wednesday Crisis

FAI, Minister Ross and Sport Ireland invited to emergency Oireachtas meeting on Wednesday

The FAI’s board this evening stressed it was available to meet.

From The42 Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games Legacy

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games

Some more troubling revelations come to light, including details of how the FAI paid for Delaney’s 50th birthday party.

# fai - Saturday 7 December, 2019

From The42 Years of greed and mismanagement exposed and leaves Irish football looking at a lost generation The Grim Reality

Years of greed and mismanagement exposed and leaves Irish football looking at a lost generation

Yesterday’s FAI accounts were forecast to cause shock…the reality was worse than imagined.

# fai - Friday 6 December, 2019

From The42 FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare Crisis

FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare

The FAI’s auditors refused to state that the football body are a going concern in a devastating set of accounts.

From The42 FAI president Conway to step down at EGM in January Exit Wounds

FAI president Conway to step down at EGM in January

Today is really an unthinkable situation, Minister for Sport Shane Ross told RTÉ News today.

From The42 FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report Accounts

FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report

The 2018 accounts show that the FAI paid a €462,000 settlement to former CEO John Delaney

# fai - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 FAI announce further delay to publication of accounts Another Wait

FAI announce further delay to publication of accounts

The dissemination of the damaging figures has been put back by 24 hours.

From The42 Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia Var

Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia

The video assistant referee will be place after Uefa made the decision to introduce the technology despite not using it during the group stages.

From The42 'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes Worrying Times

'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes

More bad news expected at the association’s Dublin HQ tomorrow after primary shirt sponsor Three Ireland announced it wouldn’t be renewing its deal.

Mobile provider Three Ireland to end its sponsorship of the FAI

Shane Ross said the governance issues are not an ‘attractive proposition for a reputable corporate sponsor’.

# fai - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From The42 Delaney critic Paul Cooke takes interim charge of the FAI Filling The Void

Delaney critic Paul Cooke takes interim charge of the FAI

The crisis-hit Association had been left without a leader following John Foley’s last-minute decision not to take the job.

From The42 Morale among staff at 'all-time low' as FAI endure another chaotic day Crisis

Morale among staff at 'all-time low' as FAI endure another chaotic day

SIPTU want to meet with Shane Ross amid concerns of job losses at an organisation now without a Chief Executive.

# fai - Monday 2 December, 2019

FAI's chosen one for top job decides at last minute not to take CEO role

The FAI has said that John Foley “would have been invaluable” to the association.

# fai - Sunday 1 December, 2019

From The42 The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland Influence

The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland

Bernard Twomey on devoting much of his life to the beautiful game.

# fai - Friday 29 November, 2019

From The42 The Euro 2020 draw takes place tomorrow and Ireland could face a Group of Death DREAM DRAW

The Euro 2020 draw takes place tomorrow and Ireland could face a Group of Death

With two games guaranteed to take place in Aviva Stadium, there is the tantalising prospect of European football royalty coming to Dublin.

# fai - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Government not in position to reinstate State funding to FAI 'in near future', Ross confirms FAI

Government not in position to reinstate State funding to FAI 'in near future', Ross confirms

Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI in April.

# fai - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána

Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI in April.

# fai - Saturday 23 November, 2019

'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league

The Irish Football Association in Northern Ireland has dismissed such proposals so far.

# fai - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 Troy Parrott set to boost Ireland U21 hopes against Sweden tonight RETURN OF TROY

Troy Parrott set to boost Ireland U21 hopes against Sweden tonight

The teenage sensation will bolster Stephen Kenny’s attack at Tallaght Stadium.

# fai - Friday 15 November, 2019

From The42 St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers Marching On

St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers

Colin O’Brien’s side wrapped up a 3-1 win over Montenegro in Cork.

# fai - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

From The42 FAI lead tributes after passing of 'Godfather of schoolboy football in Ireland,' Fran Ray RIP

FAI lead tributes after passing of 'Godfather of schoolboy football in Ireland,' Fran Ray

Mr Ray, the Dublin and District Schoolboys League [DDSL] Honorary Life President, died today.

# fai - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From The42 The Irish team who were part of a women's football revolution in England Anomaly

The Irish team who were part of a women's football revolution in England

50 years ago, Dundalk Ladies Football Club helped form the WFA.