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# fai - Monday 11 May, 2020

FAI seeks Government advice on return to play protocols for amateur adult and underage games

The association’s Steering Group has highlighted three key areas which have been submitted to Government officials.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

# fai - Friday 1 May, 2020

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released

‘Champagne Football’ by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan will be published in September.

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin

Uefa asked all hosts to confirm if they are in a position to host the delayed competition.

# fai - Monday 27 April, 2020

Uefa release €236.5 million to help member associations - but FAI may not benefit

‘Our sport is facing an unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 crisis.’

Ireland boss set to sign contract extension after flying start and Euros delay

Vera Pauw is focused on the Girls in Green qualifying for Euro 2021, which has been rescheduled for 2022.

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled

A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.

# fai - Friday 24 April, 2020

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown

The governing body have granted an advance to all 211 of their member associations.

# fai - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall

St Patrick’s Athletic president Tom O’Mahony believes playing behind closed doors is not an option, however.

# fai - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season

A number of different options are now on the table, including a curtailed season to begin in the Autumn.

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Keane reiterates intention to become a manager and predicts 'exciting' times for Irish football

Ireland’s all-time record goalscorer didn’t address his contractual situation with the FAI, however.

# fai - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

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FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling

The association are unsure what today’s announcement will mean for future League of Ireland fixtures and international matches.

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October

The FAI have confirmed the expected time of the clash with Slovakia.

# fai - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

John O'Shea and Carlo Cudicini among FAI's latest candidates for top coaching badge

The Association have announced the latest batch of coaches to undertake their Uefa Pro Licence.

# fai - Monday 13 April, 2020

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

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

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

# fai - Friday 10 April, 2020

FAI committed to June return for domestic leagues as ban on all activity extended until May

The news comes following the announcement that Covid-19 restrictions are to remain in place until next month.

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?

It’s a year today since the remarkable theatre that proved so damaging to the now-former FAI regime.

# fai - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

# fai - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI

The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.

Damien Duff and Keith Andrews join Kenny's Ireland backroom team

Meanwhile, Jim Crawford takes over the Ireland U21s and will be assisted by John O’Shea.

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye

Mick is a former Irish manager again, and while it is tempered with a seven-figure bonus, he will regret another unfortunate exit.

# fai - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Mick McCarthy's reign as Ireland manager ends, Stephen Kenny takes over with immediate effect

The FAI released a statement this afternoon.

# fai - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma

The rescheduled games have been postponed again today after Uefa’s conference call with its 55 member associations.

# fai - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

# fai - Friday 27 March, 2020

Women's National League season to kick off in late June

Originally scheduled to begin on 14 March, plans to start the campaign on the weekend of 28 June have been announced today.

# fai - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

FAI will wait until June before resolving Kenny-McCarthy conundrum - Niall Quinn

The Interim Deputy CEO also spoke about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on League of Ireland clubs.

Ireland's Euros play-off with Slovakia rescheduled for June

It has also been announced that the four Euros matches set for Dublin will now take place in the summer of 2021.

# fai - Monday 16 March, 2020

FAI officials vote 'strongly in favour' of €50 million rescue deal

FAI chairperson Roy Barrett welcomed the news as ‘a major step forward for our game’.

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge

The saga began over a series of social media comments, some of which questioned the league’s support of John Delaney.

# fai - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on

Doubts continue to be raised over whether the summit of the 79 council goes ahead in a meeting format due to coronavirus.

# fai - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

FAI developing contingency plan to protect LOI clubs amid coronavirus uncertainty

Staging games behind closed doors would have a devastating impact on clubs in Ireland.

# fai - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'I got very, very angry last year' - Niall Quinn on his new FAI role and helping to make changes for Irish football

The former Ireland target man appeared on the Late Late Show last night.

# fai - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

FAI confirm rescheduled dates for postponed Premier Division games

The dates and times for the first round of the EA Sports Cup have also been announced.

# fai - Friday 21 February, 2020

'I actually work in UCD as well... So I don't have far to go for training'

New boss Andy Myler is expecting a tough season in the First Division amid a rebuilding job at the club.

# fai - Thursday 20 February, 2020

From John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI Courts

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI

The matter concerns materials recently seized from the FAI’s offices.

# fai - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Women's National League expands to 9 teams for 2020 season

Treaty United, Bohemian FC and Athlone Town AFC are all competing for the first time.

# fai - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'It's still very sore for everyone down here. It wouldn't have happened to a Dublin club'

Waterford owner Lee Power on the side’s Europe League controversy, his show of support for John Delaney and thoughts of pulling the financial plug.

# fai - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Basketball Ireland lash out at government over FAI's €30m 'get-out-of-jail-free card'

After a critical statement was released today, Bernard O’Byrne has revealed the extent of their frustrations to The42.

# fai - Saturday 1 February, 2020

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

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

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