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#FAI

# fai - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

From The42 'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance Abbotstown

'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance

FAI interim CEO Rea Walshe and Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy have welcomed the visit.

# fai - Saturday 4 May, 2019

From The42 FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game' Governance

FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game'

It has been a difficult few months for the embattled organisation.

# fai - Friday 3 May, 2019

Delaney and FAI critic Paul Cooke to become Association's next Treasurer

There is some considerable change coming to the beleaguered football body.

State's corporate watchdog launches High Court proceedings over FAI matters

An affidavit was filed yesterday by a solicitor for the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

# fai - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

From The42 John Treacy defends FAI presence on crucial reform group Big Changes

John Treacy defends FAI presence on crucial reform group

The five-person group will recommend changes to how the football body is run, before the current FAI Board steps down.

# fai - Friday 26 April, 2019

From The42 Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM Turning The Corner

Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM

Sport Ireland and the football body have set-up a five-person group, the majority of whom are independent.

From The42 Uefa hit FAI with €10,000 fine over tennis ball protest Served

Uefa hit FAI with €10,000 fine over tennis ball protest

The European governing body’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body were watching events at Lansdowne Road last month.

From The42 'Disgraceful' - Ex-FAI boss calls for investigation into association's ticketing deals Pulling No Punches

'Disgraceful' - Ex-FAI boss calls for investigation into association's ticketing deals

Brendan Menton also believes Fifa should step in to take temporary control of the FAI through a normalisation committee.

# fai - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

From The42 'I don’t get RTÉ back in Bromley' - McCarthy not worried by Delaney/FAI saga Unaffected

'I don’t get RTÉ back in Bromley' - McCarthy not worried by Delaney/FAI saga

The Irish manager is adamant that the weeks-long controversy in Irish football has no effect on him and his squad.

# fai - Monday 22 April, 2019

From The42 ‘They don’t care about anyone but themselves’ – Ex-Ireland international hits out at FAI Anger

‘They don’t care about anyone but themselves’ – Ex-Ireland international hits out at FAI

Dave Langan has criticised the organisation and says Niall Quinn is the man to bring about change.

# fai - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Sport Ireland claims 'drip feed' of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation

It follows another revelation about the FAI and its former CEO.

# fai - Friday 19 April, 2019

John Delaney told Ross of 'valuable project' losing funding and threats to underage football over Brexit

While still CEO, Delaney asked the government to bear this in mind during its negotiations with the EU and UK.

From The42 Waterford to lodge appeal against Europa League expulsion Lee Power

Waterford to lodge appeal against Europa League expulsion

Blues owner Lee Power issued a statement today, saying the club feel ‘misled’ by the FAI.

# fai - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From The42 Waterford FC not granted Uefa license following qualification to Europa League Ineligible

Waterford FC not granted Uefa license following qualification to Europa League

The fourth European place is now set to go to St Pat’s.

# fai - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 St Pat's write to FAI over Uefa licensing Uncertainty

St Pat's write to FAI over Uefa licensing

It is understood the matter relates to European qualification.

# fai - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

From The42 'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame What We Learned

'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame

The drama unfolded before today’s Oireachtas Committee meeting, and from there a very bad day got worse for the FAI.

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'

Quinn met with politicians and members of the local football groups in Leinster House today.

John Delaney 'is still on the payroll' of FAI - Sport Ireland CEO

John Treacy said it is his understanding that Delaney has stepped aside from the association.

Auditors report FAI for breaking company law CRO

Auditors report FAI for breaking company law

The public body issued a statement this afternoon.

From The42 Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign Fall-out

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd believes a ‘full forensic audit’ of the association’s finances is necessary.

From The42 Uefa silent on John Delaney's role as he steps aside from the FAI Not Talking Either

Uefa silent on John Delaney's role as he steps aside from the FAI

He needs an active role at Abbottstown to run for re-election to the Executive Committee of the European football governing body.

Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to appear before committee over FAI today

Last week, the FAI appeared before the committee.

# fai - Monday 15 April, 2019

FAI say they had 'utilised all funding' at time of €100k loan in response to unanswered questions

The Association have not responded to all of the outstanding issues, however.

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

From The42 John Delaney offers to step aside from the FAI while an independent investigation takes place Delexit

John Delaney offers to step aside from the FAI while an independent investigation takes place

Michael Cody and Eddie Murray have also left the FAI Board.

From The42 FAI subject to 'substantial' enquiries from Office for Director of Corporate Enforcement Further Scrutiny

FAI subject to 'substantial' enquiries from Office for Director of Corporate Enforcement

Sport Ireland are also refusing to rule out a wide-scale, independent audit of the beleaguered football body.

FAI board meeting today set to discuss Delaney's departure

The former FAI CEO has faced criticism after he refused to answer questions on the €100k loan, citing legal advice.

# fai - Sunday 14 April, 2019

From The42 FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues' Statement

FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues'

A statement released tonight failed to mention under-fire former CEO John Delaney.

Poll: Do you think John Delaney should leave the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think John Delaney should leave the FAI?

Delaney faced criticism after he refused to address questions regarding the €100,000 loan and his time as CEO, citing legal advice.

# fai - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Cork City FC says 'no breach to regulations' after TD was removed from stadium amid Delaney protest

Gardaí said that they intervened “following a complaint of a minor assault” at the stadium.

From The42 John Delaney set to leave the FAI End Of An Era

John Delaney set to leave the FAI Exclusive

Another two Board members may leave along with the Executive Vice-President.

From The42 'The Day of the White Noise' - Risible silence causes most damaging week in FAI history The Week That Was

'The Day of the White Noise' - Risible silence causes most damaging week in FAI history

Sponsors are asking questions, domestic players are in open revolt, fans are protesting and even the Taoiseach is unimpressed with the FAI.

# fai - Friday 12 April, 2019

'I don't think anybody would be satisfied by it': Leo Varadkar on John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance

Leo Varadkar said the FAI was answerable to the ODCE which has questions that need to be answered.

From The42 Anger among TDs as FAI fail to follow through with answers to Oireachtas questions Staying Silent

Anger among TDs as FAI fail to follow through with answers to Oireachtas questions

Jonathan O’Brien says the FAI’s failure to respond to him by their agreed deadline ‘shows the level of contempt they have for the Committee and the Oireachtas members.’

From The42 Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI From The Top

Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI

Sport Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were to cease providing grants to Irish football.

From The42 'We’ve about 50 clubs back - it’s not positive': Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board Statement

'We’ve about 50 clubs back - it’s not positive': Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board

Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran has called on the FAI to restore the public’s confidence in the organisation.

# fai - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Top sponsors heap further pressure on embattled FAI

Three and New Balance have called on the FAI to adopt the recommendations of ongoing external reviews.

From The42 'Something is rotten in the state of the FAI' - Players' body slam Association in remarkable statement Open Revolt

'Something is rotten in the state of the FAI' - Players' body slam Association in remarkable statement

PFAI Chairman and Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers has called the FAI’s Oireachtas hearing a ‘new low point for Irish football.’

From The42 Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration Pressure

Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration

She referred to John Delaney’s decision not to engage with all questioning as turning the meeting into ‘Hamlet without the Prince.’

# fai - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From The42 Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House Political Football

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”