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# fai - Sunday 7 June, 2015

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.

# fai - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

FAI make anti-racism stance after ‘doctored’ image of Tweet

The Association’s account has not been hacked. The image was never an actual Tweet.

# fai - Thursday 27 November, 2014

FAI Board back John Delaney following republican song controversy

The chief executive had previously apologised for any offence caused.

# fai - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

FAI boss Delaney says that legal threat against media outlet was ‘a misunderstanding’

The chief executive released a statement last night in relation to the controversy over a video which showed him singing a Republican ballad.

# fai - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

‘People use camera phones in a sly way’ – John Delaney apologises over republican song Underfire This post contains videos

‘People use camera phones in a sly way’ – John Delaney apologises over republican song

The FAI chief was filmed singing a Wolfetones ballad in a Dublin pub after Ireland’s recent win over the US.

# fai - Friday 21 November, 2014

FAI responds to criticism from fans by introducing new database for away tickets

Fans Direct will allow supporters to apply through a new database.

6 things the FAI will spend their €1.2million funding on

The association will spread this money across six projects in areas including Mayfield and Westport

Irish football receives €1.2million boost in funding

The money will go towards six projects selected by the Football Association of Ireland.