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# fai - Friday 19 July, 2019

Donal Conway to consider his position as FAI President amid political pressure

Shane Ross, a host of politicians and Sport Ireland have all called on him to step away this week.

# fai - Thursday 18 July, 2019

FAI sticking to policy of excluding media from crunch EGM

FAI President Donal Conway has also rejected the idea Saturday’s meeting is being ‘rushed.’

# fai - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI

The state of the football body was again the topic of discussion at Government buildings today.

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down

The mess at the FAI was under discussion again today at Government buildings.

# fai - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

From Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football' FAI

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'

In a strongly-worded letter to FAI president Donal Conway, the minister says the upcoming election falls short of the transparency.

# fai - Monday 15 July, 2019

All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco

After all of the controversy at Abbottstown, the State body are beefing up their terms and conditions to avoid a repeat elsewhere.

Donal Conway nominated unopposed to continue as FAI President

There are three nominees for the role of Vice-President.

'I'm conditioned in such a way to be suspicious of the FAI... But things have changed'

Noel Mooney was praised for improving the atmosphere at the association by Stephen McGuinness and others yesterday.

FAI open to All-Ireland league 'if it's the right thing for clubs'

Kieran Lucid’s plan received positive feedback at a two-day National League strategic planning convention at the weekend.

# fai - Sunday 14 July, 2019

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The Irish star who joined Premier League giants in their mid-90s peak

Jim Crawford reflects on his career at Newcastle, Shelbourne and his current role as Stephen Kenny’s number two.

# fai - Monday 8 July, 2019

Ireland will wear this new white away kit in their quest to reach Euro 2020

New Balance have launched the alternate jersey for 2019/20.

FAI invite nominations for President and Vice President

The move is in accordance rule changes recommended in the report issued by the Governance Review Group (GRG).

# fai - Friday 5 July, 2019

FAI can't present 2018 accounts to AGM given investigations and 'well-publicised issues'

The Association have also announced an EGM to take place ahead of the annual meeting in Trim, at which new structures must be passed to restore funding.

# fai - Thursday 4 July, 2019

FAI say no employee or customer data leaked in Abbotstown cyber attack

A statement from the association moved to ‘close out this incident’ following last month’s security breach.

# fai - Sunday 30 June, 2019

FAI could not meet Colin Bell's financial demands as Ireland boss leaves for Huddersfield

Bell resigned his role as Women’s National Team manager yesterday to join Huddersfield Town.

# fai - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'The progress around the women’s game is just going too slow' - Bell reveals FAI disagreement as he makes exit

The departing coach revealed he wanted to remain in his post, but his vision for the future did not survive an FAI Board meeting on Thursday.

# fai - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Cork City and Dundalk involved in pilot of new League of Ireland streaming service

A new venture by the FAI and the clubs will see games shown live outside of Ireland.

# fai - Monday 24 June, 2019

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

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

# fai - Saturday 22 June, 2019

FAI plans to be debt-free by 2020 pushed back by ten years or more

Best-laid plans during John Delaney’s tenure will be shelved for years.

# fai - Friday 21 June, 2019

'Sponsors would be unhappy if it’s not adopted' - FAI warn of importance of passing new reforms

The FAI also explained why some Board members would be going forward and were silent on John Delaney.

Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans

In spite of a promise for the entire Board to step down, it has been recommended that one or two of them stay on for a year.

# fai - Thursday 20 June, 2019

The FAI will tomorrow unveil their plans for reform - why it's important, and what happens next

Big change is proposed for the embattled football body.

# fai - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

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

John Earley has confirmed he is stepping down.

# fai - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was 13 or 14. I was growing up seeing all these people taking heroin and dying from it'

Ireland legend Olivia O’Toole reflects on her career and discusses the future of football in the country.

# fai - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Data hack has no impact on ongoing investigations - FAI

The Association were subject to an external hack of their servers last week.

# fai - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

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

The Association has assured customers no payment details were accessed.

# fai - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# fai - Friday 31 May, 2019

'An adventure' - Hundreds call for change at Shane Ross' football forum

The42 report from the Mansion House, where a wide range of characters from across Irish football assembled to suggest where next for the FAI.

Uefa president told me Noel Mooney was 'absolutely' FAI's choice - Shane Ross

The Sports Minister has been highly critical of the arrival of a former FAI employee.

Government ask the FAI to reconsider controversial Noel Mooney appointment

Sports minister Shane Ross is hoping the football body reconsider the arrival of a former FAI employee on a six-month relief mission from Uefa.

# fai - Monday 27 May, 2019

Noel Mooney role not enough to restore government funding to the FAI - Sports minister

Shane Ross has described the FAI’s temporary General Manager as ‘one of the last people on God’s earth suitable for the job.’

# fai - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Ireland legend calls for more female representation on new FAI board

Áine O’Gorman earned 100 caps for her country before retiring from international duty last year.

# fai - Monday 20 May, 2019

Who is Noel Mooney, the man tasked with helping to turn the FAI around?

We profile the FAI’s new General Manager, who will soon begin a six-month secondment from Uefa.

# fai - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Uefa's Noel Mooney parachuted in to help FAI through difficult times

He will join the embattled association for a six-month period as ‘General Manager for Football Services and Partnerships.’

# fai - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FAI give schoolboy clubs green light to revert to winter football

Underage teams had originally been instructed to switch from their traditional season by 2020.

# fai - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

FAI express shock and disappointment at 'unfounded' SIPTU insolvency claim

The trade union are seeking an urgent meeting with Sports minister Shane Ross as they warn of potential job losses at the football body.

FAI and Delaney critic's appointment to sub-committee confirmed

Paul Cooke will join President Donal Conway and Board members Niamh O’Donoghue, Eamonn Naughton, Paraic Treanor and Noel Fitzroy as part of the group.

# fai - Saturday 11 May, 2019

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

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

# fai - Friday 10 May, 2019

Sport Ireland to conduct 'extensive' audit of the FAI

It will include an assessment of the football body’s fitness to handle public funds.