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#FAI

# fai - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'Something is rotten in the state of the FAI' - Players' body slam Association in remarkable statement

PFAI Chairman and Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers has called the FAI’s Oireachtas hearing a ‘new low point for Irish football.’

Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration

She referred to John Delaney’s decision not to engage with all questioning as turning the meeting into ‘Hamlet without the Prince.’

# fai - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

'I had 92 caps for the country and today, for the first time in my life, I was truly embarrassed by my association'

Niall Quinn and Brian Kerr were disappointed in today’s Oireachtas Committee hearing involving the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: John Delaney and FAI quizzed by Oireachtas committee on €100k loan Questions And Answers

As it happened: John Delaney and FAI quizzed by Oireachtas committee on €100k loan

Here’s how the much-anticipated committee hearing went.

John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice

And the former FAI chief cited ‘highly prejudicial’ comments at Oireachtas committee.

FAI president Donal Conway provides new details on John Delaney's €100,000 loan

Conway delivered the FAI’s opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.

John Delaney under pressure like never before as he faces Oireachtas Committee

There will be an intense focus on the former CEO as the Association head for Kildare Street today.

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

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

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

# fai - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'The FAI should be very embarrassed by the sanction' Reaction This post contains videos

'The FAI should be very embarrassed by the sanction'

RTÉ pundit Richie Sadlier criticised the organisation following the latest development in the saga.

Sport Ireland has decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI

The body said the FAI did not comply with Sport Ireland’s Terms & Conditions of Grant Approval.

# fai - Monday 8 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie ODCE is investigating a second official complaint regarding FAI's finances FAI

ODCE is investigating a second official complaint regarding FAI's finances Exclusive

The FAI is due before an Oireachtas Committee on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie John Delaney will appear before Oireachtas Committee - FAI FAI

John Delaney will appear before Oireachtas Committee - FAI

The FAI has released a statement.

# fai - Sunday 7 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now?

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the reasons why the FAI’s John Delaney has been the focus of media attention of late.

# fai - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'It was just blown up to say that I wanted to declare for Northern Ireland'

Dundalk native Michael O’Connor made his Republic of Ireland U21 debut against Luxembourg last month.

# fai - Friday 5 April, 2019

Why Delaney's 'parish pump' political style has won him support around the country

However, the fact that the FAI boss has visited 2,000 clubs isn’t relevant to the issues up for discussion at an Oireachtas committee hearing next week, writes John O’Sullivan.

# fai - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Waterford FC owner latest to release statement in support of John Delaney

Lee Power also warned to ‘be careful for what you wish for’ in his defence of the FAI’s former CEO.

# fai - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan John Treacy

'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan

Sport Ireland, which provides funding each year to the FAI, said it isn’t satisfied with what the FAI has said so far.

From TheJournal.ie John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible' Football

John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'

The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.

# fai - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sport Ireland says FAI 'has not sufficiently explained' the €100k John Delaney loan SPORT IRELAND

Sport Ireland says FAI 'has not sufficiently explained' the €100k John Delaney loan

Sport Ireland will appear before an Oireachtas Committee tomorrow.

# fai - Sunday 31 March, 2019

A former Ireland international on why the FAI needs drastic change

Gareth Farrelly believes there are institutional issues within the organisation.

# fai - Saturday 30 March, 2019

The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'

Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.

# fai - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says John Delaney €100k loan 'raises serious questions' about FAI Bridging Loan

Shane Ross says John Delaney €100k loan 'raises serious questions' about FAI

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has previously described the loan as a “bit unusual”.

Provincial football associations back Delaney by acknowledging his 'contribution to the grassroots game'

The former FAI chief executive has received support via a statement released today.

Republic of Ireland hit with Uefa charge over tennis ball protest

Supporters threw tennis balls onto the Aviva Stadium pitch during the game against Georgia on Tuesday.

# fai - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football

Plus, Glenn Whelan impresses and Ireland deliver their most entertaining display since the Euros.

# fai - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'We've always gotten the sense that power in Irish football rests in one man... That's not a healthy situation' Calls For Change This post contains videos

'We've always gotten the sense that power in Irish football rests in one man... That's not a healthy situation'

RTÉ pundit Richie Sadlier has criticised the FAI and backed the fans’ right to protest.

'Paddy Power had odds on me getting hit on the head' - McCarthy unmoved by tennis ball protests

The Irish manager was happy with his side’s performance as Ireland made it two qualifier wins from two.

Tennis balls rain down on the Aviva Stadium in anti-FAI protest Unimpressed This post contains videos

Tennis balls rain down on the Aviva Stadium in anti-FAI protest

The incident took place in the 33rd minute, just before Conor Hourihane gave Ireland the lead.

From TheJournal.ie Seven in 10 people don't support John Delaney's continued involvement with the FAI Claire Byrne Poll

Seven in 10 people don't support John Delaney's continued involvement with the FAI

Irish football fans are reported to be planning protests during tonight’s game against Georgia.

Goal-shy Ireland facing another anxious Aviva night against Georgia

With the Irish attack misfiring and controversy raging off the field, it may be a difficult return to Lansdowne Road for Mick McCarthy.

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# fai - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Anyone going in there will have a huge shadow over them' - Niall Quinn rules out applying for FAI CEO job No Dice This post contains videos

'Anyone going in there will have a huge shadow over them' - Niall Quinn rules out applying for FAI CEO job

John Delaney stepped down from the position on Saturday.

McCarthy calls on Irish fans to back the team amid rumours of in-game protests against FAI

Reports claim some Irish fans intend to throw tennis balls on the pitch tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie FAI workers call for explanation on Delaney rent payments while they endured pay cuts SIPTU

FAI workers call for explanation on Delaney rent payments while they endured pay cuts

Siptu said its members are “incensed” by the reports Delaney had his rent paid for by the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity FAI

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

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

# fai - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Norwich teenager grabs brace as Ireland get Stephen Kenny's reign off to a winning start Report This post contains videos

Norwich teenager grabs brace as Ireland get Stephen Kenny's reign off to a winning start

Adam Idah impressed as the Boys in Green were too good for Luxembourg in Tallaght.

FAI confirm John Delaney to take substantial reduction in salary with new role

The now former CEO will also be in attendance at an Oireachtas committee next month.

# fai - Saturday 23 March, 2019

'The statement looks like a bit of a whitewash': Brian Kerr says John Delaney should leave FAI Reaction This post contains videos

'The statement looks like a bit of a whitewash': Brian Kerr says John Delaney should leave FAI

Delaney moved into a new position of Executive Vice-President of the FAI with immediate effect on Saturday.

Speculation on Delaney's FAI future flies faster than the Gibraltar wind

Hopes that the focus would solely remain on football were not fulfilled in Gibraltar.