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# football-association-of-ireland - Friday 10 December, 2021

David Courell leaves English FA to take up key FAI role
# Appointment
From The42
# Appointment

David Courell leaves English FA to take up key FAI role

Dec 10th 2021, 6:21 PM 4,868 Views 2 Comments

The Castlebar native will succeed Rea Walshe as Chief Operating Officer of the Football Association of Ireland.

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI voices opposition to plans for 'elitist' European Super League

Apr 20th 2021, 11:52 AM 3,604 Views 8 Comments

Irish football’s governing body is backing Uefa.

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now
# FAI
# FAI

High Court rules that case about investigation into FAI can be heard in public for now

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:03 PM 18,080 Views 0 Comments

Delaney has applied for the proceedings to be held in private.

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI
# Judgement
# Judgement

Court appoints one extra person to examine files seized from FAI

Mar 2nd 2021, 1:46 PM 13,043 Views 0 Comments

The ODCE’s application to appoint more people was objected by former FAI CEO John Delaney.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 12 October, 2020

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say
# Weird Science
From The42
# Weird Science

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say

Oct 12th 2020, 7:54 PM 25,937 Views 12 Comments

The player was tested by Uefa ahead of the Finland game.

# football-association-of-ireland - Friday 15 May, 2020

4 League of Ireland clubs set to return in behind-closed-doors tournament
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

4 League of Ireland clubs set to return in behind-closed-doors tournament

May 15th 2020, 9:47 PM 6,383 Views 3 Comments

Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Bohemians will be the first teams back in action.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 13 April, 2020

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout
# 19 Million Euro
# 19 Million Euro

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout

Apr 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,060 Views 45 Comments

There was a lot of back and forth before the government agreed to bail out the FAI in late January.

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 12 March, 2020

FAI postpone all football activity in Ireland
# Confirmation
From The42
# Confirmation

FAI postpone all football activity in Ireland

Mar 12th 2020, 5:28 PM 4,693 Views 5 Comments

Everything has been cancelled until at least 29 March.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 9 March, 2020

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout

Mar 9th 2020, 1:29 PM 2,954 Views 0 Comments

In spite of the importance of the State aid, there is opposition to certain reforms among some voting Council members.

# football-association-of-ireland - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

Niall Quinn defends FAI's €30 million rescue package after Basketball Ireland criticism

Feb 5th 2020, 6:43 PM 21,864 Views 30 Comments

The former Ireland striker has recently taken over as the association’s Interim Deputy CEO.

# football-association-of-ireland - Saturday 1 February, 2020

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?

Feb 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 14,805 Views 70 Comments

Shane Ross insisted the €20m package is not a bailout – but is he right?

# football-association-of-ireland - Friday 31 January, 2020

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?

Jan 31st 2020, 8:11 AM 50,339 Views 115 Comments

Minister Shane Ross outlined the refinancing package for the troubled association yesterday.

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 30 January, 2020

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored
# Rescue Deal
# Rescue Deal

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 2:01 PM 27,627 Views 58 Comments

The FAI is currently saddled with debts of around €62 million.

# football-association-of-ireland - Friday 17 January, 2020

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

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election

Jan 17th 2020, 6:03 PM 20,406 Views 28 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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

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

Updated Dec 29th 2019, 7:14 PM 35,498 Views 79 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 12th 2019, 9:41 AM 14,443 Views 49 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 12:49 PM 18,428 Views 18 Comments

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

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation
# Update
From The42
# Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

Dec 10th 2019, 10:47 AM 26,718 Views 58 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 2 December, 2019

FAI's chosen one for top job decides at last minute not to take CEO role
# Back To The Drawing Board
# Back To The Drawing Board

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 11:08 AM 23,744 Views 16 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 7:56 PM 8,771 Views 18 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure
# SPORT IRELAND
# SPORT IRELAND

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure

Oct 1st 2019, 1:56 PM 15,637 Views 25 Comments

Sport Ireland has requested its scheduled appearance at an Oireachtas committee later this month be delayed.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 30 September, 2019

Details of payout to John Delaney must be disclosed by FAI, says Oireachtas Sports Committee chairman
# John Delaney
# John Delaney

Details of payout to John Delaney must be disclosed by FAI, says Oireachtas Sports Committee chairman

Sep 30th 2019, 11:16 AM 16,929 Views 46 Comments

Delaney’s resignation was announced by the FAI at 11.15pm on Saturday night.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 24 June, 2019

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees

Jun 24th 2019, 1:11 PM 9,565 Views 18 Comments

20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.

# football-association-of-ireland - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

FAI board member resigns after association's 'failure' to address his concerns
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

FAI board member resigns after association's 'failure' to address his concerns

Jun 19th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,174 Views 4 Comments

John Earley has confirmed he is stepping down.

# football-association-of-ireland - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

FAI's Abbotstown computer servers the subject 'of external hacking'
# Breached
From The42
# Breached

FAI's Abbotstown computer servers the subject 'of external hacking'

Jun 5th 2019, 9:10 PM 16,137 Views 18 Comments

The Association has assured customers no payment details were accessed.

# football-association-of-ireland - Saturday 11 May, 2019

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin
# Governance
From The42
# Governance

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin

May 11th 2019, 9:02 PM 3,366 Views 1 Comment

An FAI delegation met with the Uefa president on Tuesday and will welcome Fifa to Dublin next week.

# football-association-of-ireland - Sunday 21 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 21st 2019, 3:04 PM 19,076 Views 17 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today
# Bridging Loan
# Bridging Loan

'The €100,000 issue': A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today

Apr 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,138 Views 26 Comments

Here’s what the FAI has been saying over the past few weeks ahead of today’s Oireachtas hearing.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 25 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity
# FAI
# FAI

Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity

Mar 25th 2019, 11:51 AM 16,937 Views 0 Comments

Delaney is set to take up a position as the FAI’s Executive Vice-President.

# football-association-of-ireland - Sunday 17 March, 2019

John Delaney confirms he gave €100,000 loan to FAI
# Cash Flow Issue
# Cash Flow Issue

John Delaney confirms he gave €100,000 loan to FAI

Mar 17th 2019, 9:57 AM 61,389 Views 0 Comments

He said the loan was needed to “aid a very short-term cash flow issue” in 2017.

# football-association-of-ireland - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy to be unveiled as Ireland manager tomorrow
# Return Of The Mc
From The42
# Return Of The Mc

Mick McCarthy to be unveiled as Ireland manager tomorrow

Nov 24th 2018, 1:09 PM 9,732 Views 32 Comments

The Association have made a quick decision in the wake of Martin O’Neill’s departure.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 28 May, 2018

FAI wants to build 'an exciting and interactive exhibition' about Irish football history
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

FAI wants to build 'an exciting and interactive exhibition' about Irish football history

May 28th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,243 Views 31 Comments

The FAI said that Dublin’s hosting of four games at the Euros is the “single biggest international event ever to take place in Ireland”.

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 6 April, 2017

FAI and women's national team reach deal after overnight talks
# Poor Conditions
# Poor Conditions

FAI and women's national team reach deal after overnight talks

Apr 6th 2017, 7:39 AM 21,295 Views 47 Comments

Players had said they were forced to train under “humiliating” conditions.

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 25 August, 2016

First for Irish football as FAI to broadcast league game live on YouTube this weekend
# Domestic Matters
From The42
# Domestic Matters

First for Irish football as FAI to broadcast league game live on YouTube this weekend

Aug 25th 2016, 10:36 AM 4,165 Views 7 Comments

Former Ireland international Stephen Elliot will be part of the coverage.

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,441 Views 67 Comments

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

# football-association-of-ireland - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Police taking 'triple measures' to stop banned English fans travelling to Ireland friendly
# Crowd Trouble
From The42
# Crowd Trouble

Police taking 'triple measures' to stop banned English fans travelling to Ireland friendly

May 26th 2015, 2:10 PM 17,212 Views 56 Comments

Over 1,800 fans are subject to football banning orders.

# football-association-of-ireland - Monday 26 May, 2014

'Next year is a big year for us' - Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015
# Bums On Seats
From The42
# Bums On Seats

'Next year is a big year for us' - Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015

May 26th 2014, 9:30 PM 15,646 Views 58 Comments

The FAI’s chief executive maintains meetings with England, Scotland, Germany and Poland will attract supporters to the Aviva Stadium after an indifferent turn-out yesterday.

# football-association-of-ireland - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Ruud Dokter: Dutchman trying to find best medicine for Irish football
# Dokter Dokter
From The42
# Dokter Dokter

Ruud Dokter: Dutchman trying to find best medicine for Irish football

Oct 10th 2013, 8:50 AM 1,923 Views 5 Comments

FAI’s new High Performance Director met the media for the first time yesterday.

# football-association-of-ireland - Friday 20 September, 2013

Ireland confirmed as one of 32 possible hosts for Euro 2020
# 2020 Vision
From The42
# 2020 Vision

Ireland confirmed as one of 32 possible hosts for Euro 2020

Sep 20th 2013, 11:14 AM 7,579 Views 49 Comments

Host cities for the 60th anniversary tournament will be chosen in September of next year.

# football-association-of-ireland - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Trapattoni: I still have authority as Ireland boss
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Trapattoni: I still have authority as Ireland boss

Oct 31st 2012, 6:52 PM 5,228 Views 11 Comments

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says he has no problem with travelling to watch Premier League matches on a more regular basis.

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