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# fai - Friday 31 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?

Minister Shane Ross outlined the refinancing package for the troubled association yesterday.

FAI chief Owens explains process of hiring Niall Quinn and gives further clarity on salary

Quinn, meanwhile, compared the saving of the FAI from financial implosion favourably to his playing days.

# fai - Thursday 30 January, 2020

FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package

Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored Rescue Deal

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored

The FAI is currently saddled with debts of around €62 million.

Northern Ireland football chiefs hold 'positive discussions' over potential cross-border competition

The IFA opposed against the initial format, but may be open to other options.

# fai - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

McCarthy tells Shane Long he's back in the mix to help Ireland reach Euro 2020

The veteran striker is in line for an international recall as Southampton team-mate Michael Obafemi is also catching the eye.

# fai - Monday 27 January, 2020

Brian Kerr could be set for FAI return after 15-year exile

The famous Dubliner has been frozen out since John Delaney issued him a P45 in 2005.

# fai - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM

He replaces Donal Conway.

# fai - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Quinn defers salary and will be paid 'a fraction of what the old gang were' in new FAI role

The Association’s latest recruit has also not put a time-frame on his interim role.

Niall Quinn appointed FAI Interim Deputy CEO

The former Arsenal striker has been heavily linked with a role in the association in recent months.

# fai - Monday 20 January, 2020

FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive

He takes over from executive lead, Paul Cooke.

Limerick FC formally settle legal dispute with the FAI

The club’s chairman Pat O’Sullivan says he is ‘pleased’ with the outcome after an ‘extremely difficult period’.

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'

Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”

Uefa confirm resignation of John Delaney

The governing body told The42 that Delaney has not received any severance pay, but had been drawing his reported €160,000-a-year salary up to today.

# fai - Friday 17 January, 2020

FAI confirm two candidates in the running for upcoming presidential election

Martin Heraghty and Gerry McAnaney will stand for election on 25 January.

Talks continue in Limerick FC dispute with FAI

Earlier this week the club commenced proceedings against the association.

# fai - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Discussions between Limerick and the FAI over league exclusion ongoing, High Court hears

The Munster club have not been granted a licence to play in the SSE Airtricity League First Division this season.

# fai - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross Financial Woes

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

Ross confident change of government will not affect potential FAI rescue package

An intense series of talks between the government, FAI, Uefa and Bank of Ireland will take place over the next few days in a bid to rescue the Irish football body.

# fai - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# fai - Monday 13 January, 2020

Government announce funding for redevelopment of Dalymount Park

The project is unaffected by the suspension of state funds to the FAI.

Limerick United accepted into underage leagues amid plans to form senior side

The news comes following the folding of Limerick FC.

# fai - Friday 10 January, 2020

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# fai - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation

The meeting came on the back of the appointment of Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce to the FAI Board.

Niall Quinn 'absolutely' rules himself out of being the FAI's next CEO

The former Irish striker is open to a role within the organisation, but it won’t be at the very top of the FAI.

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

# fai - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

FAI confirm appointment of three new independent directors

A fourth external board member will be appointed in the coming weeks.

# fai - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week Change The Guard

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week

A number of new directors to the FAI are to be in place by the end of the week.

# fai - Friday 3 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie FAI leaves gardaí €360,000 out of pocket over failure to pay for policing major matches Extra Time

FAI leaves gardaí €360,000 out of pocket over failure to pay for policing major matches

The FAI said it had no comment to make.

# fai - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Rejected, demoralised and fueled by grief... the six young Irish footballers driven to succeed in 2020

From those battling to become regulars in the Premier League, to talents rebuilding careers at home in the League of Ireland, this year is crucial to their progress.

# fai - Monday 30 December, 2019

Another tedious FAI gathering highlights how much work is required to untangle the mess

John Fallon reports from a pivotal FAI AGM.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI' State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# fai - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI

The Sports Minister is due to met with Uefa on 14 January.

Board of the FAI issues public apology 'for the mistakes of the past'

The apology was made after a request had been made to FAI President Donal Conway at today’s AGM.

# fai - Thursday 19 December, 2019

IRFU state that they have no interest in buying FAI's share of Aviva Stadium

The FAI could considerably ease their debt if they sell off their share of the Lansdowne Road venue.

Government won't block FAI from selling stake in Aviva Stadium

Selling their stake in the stadium may be an avenue from the football body’s grave financial situation.

# fai - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

Rift deepens as FAI criticise Shane Ross' comments at Oireachtas Committee

Trade union SIPTU, meanwhile, have told the Minister that morale among FAI workers is at an all-time low.

From TheJournal.ie Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails FAI

Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails

In a statement this evening, Ross’s department said the League of Ireland “would cease to exist in its current format” if the FAI fails.