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# fai - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

From Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days… On The Blower

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

‘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.

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.

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

Andrews labelled the loan ‘hush money’.

‘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

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’.

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.”

‘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”.

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

Brady was part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s backroom team.

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

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

The FAI have released a statement this evening.

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’.

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.

‘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

‘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

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

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.

# fai - Thursday 14 May, 2015

How well do you remember Irish football’s most infamous event?

This week marks the anniversary of the time when Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy fell out ahead of the 2002 World Cup.

# fai - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

This year’s Setanta Sports Cup has officially been cancelled

The committee has confirmed that it won’t be going ahead.

# fai - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney

The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.

# fai - Saturday 11 April, 2015

‘A legend and a gentleman who made an outstanding contribution to Irish football’

Ray Treacy died last night after a short illness.

# fai - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Five years ago, Harry Arter was stuck in the Conference. Now he’s eyeing up an Ireland debut

Work hard and don’t rest on your laurels – that’s Harry Arter’s recipe for success.

# fai - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Finders keepers? There was more talk today about who will play in goal for Ireland

“It’s the manager’s decision and there’s nothing I can do,” says David Forde.

A Premier League cult hero is now Ireland’s U21 goalkeeping coach

Carlo Cudicini is working with Ireland ahead of their opening European Championship qualifier.

# fai - Monday 23 March, 2015

‘You can’t have forever and a day to make your mind up’ – Townsend urges Grealish to commit

Villa youngster can have the same kind of impact as Spurs sensation Harry Kane, says Andy Townsend.

# fai - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Man who helped Ireland secure Euro 2020 finals fronting new LOI initiative

Declan Conroy will take charge of a taskforce which plans to speak to people inside and outside Irish football,

# fai - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

# fai - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks

Trend of players declaring for the Republic deserves careful consideration, writes Frank Feighan TD.

# fai - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

League of Ireland refs won’t be using the vanishing free-kick spray this season

FAI “wish to carry out more research into its effectiveness.”

# fai - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

16 Airtricity League clubs awarded licences for 2015, while three left to wait

Clubs have five working days to lodge an appeal on the decision.

# fai - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Brian Kerr on the FAI losing interest in the Airtricity League, Euro 2016 and Roddy Collins

Ruaidhrí Croke chats to Brian Kerr about the current state of Irish football, both internationally and domestically.

# fai - Thursday 25 December, 2014

David Meyler and Steph Roche fluff their lines in the FAI’s best bloopers of 2014 Outtakes This post contains videos

David Meyler and Steph Roche fluff their lines in the FAI’s best bloopers of 2014

Aiden McGeady and Cyrus Christie are also here to wish fans a happy Christmas.