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#FAI

# fai - Thursday 16 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 16th 2020, 5:08 PM 3,243 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2020, 10:20 PM 9,532 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,886 Views 17 Comments

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'
# No White Smoke Yet
# No White Smoke Yet

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

Jan 14th 2020, 5:53 PM 11,534 Views 30 Comments

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
# Renovations
# Renovations

Government announce funding for redevelopment of Dalymount Park

Jan 13th 2020, 6:38 PM 10,248 Views 8 Comments

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
# New Era
# New Era

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

Jan 13th 2020, 3:49 PM 3,907 Views 0 Comments

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
# Funding
# Funding

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

Jan 10th 2020, 2:05 PM 28,344 Views 44 Comments

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
# New Faces
# New Faces

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

Jan 9th 2020, 6:41 PM 13,536 Views 23 Comments

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
# Not Interested
# Not Interested

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

Jan 9th 2020, 12:37 PM 19,704 Views 26 Comments

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
# Player Welfare
# Player Welfare

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

Jan 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,886 Views 2 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

FAI confirm appointment of three new independent directors

Jan 8th 2020, 9:02 PM 27,306 Views 36 Comments

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

# fai - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,492 Views 21 Comments

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

# fai - Friday 3 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 5:24 PM 31,329 Views 66 Comments

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
# GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
# GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

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

Jan 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 31,543 Views 4 Comments

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
# Latest
# Latest

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

Dec 30th 2019, 5:46 PM 24,718 Views 24 Comments

John Fallon reports from a pivotal FAI AGM.

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

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

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,280 Views 137 Comments

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

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Dec 30th 2019, 9:40 AM 37,743 Views 119 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Dec 29th 2019, 9:34 PM 20,795 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Saga
# Saga

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

Updated Dec 29th 2019, 7:14 PM 35,417 Views 79 Comments

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
# Housemates
# Housemates

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

Dec 19th 2019, 5:00 PM 25,167 Views 57 Comments

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
# Stadium Free By 2020?
# Stadium Free By 2020?

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

Dec 19th 2019, 1:00 AM 20,052 Views 17 Comments

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
# Another Dark Day
# Another Dark Day

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

Dec 18th 2019, 10:15 PM 26,887 Views 23 Comments

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
# At War
# At War

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

Dec 18th 2019, 9:08 PM 16,734 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 7:25 PM 35,818 Views 70 Comments

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.

Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee
# Crisis
# Crisis

Uefa bailout FAI's only remaining hope, says Chair of Oireachtas Sport Committee

Dec 18th 2019, 5:05 PM 14,652 Views 28 Comments

The football body are in a mess, and they can’t rely on the State to bail them out.

# fai - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee
# Absent
# Absent

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee

Dec 17th 2019, 2:17 PM 18,851 Views 51 Comments

Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.

# fai - Monday 16 December, 2019

'That process of reform is still far from complete' - Shane Ross on tonight's meeting with the FAI
# Statement
# Statement

'That process of reform is still far from complete' - Shane Ross on tonight's meeting with the FAI

Dec 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 12,875 Views 13 Comments

The Sports Minster says the government will not fund the troubled organisation.

# fai - Friday 13 December, 2019

Shane Ross to sit down with FAI on Monday after organisation requested meeting with Government
# Time For A Chat
From TheJournal.ie
# Time For A Chat

Shane Ross to sit down with FAI on Monday after organisation requested meeting with Government

Dec 13th 2019, 4:26 PM 8,405 Views 13 Comments

The meeting is scheduled for Monday.

# fai - Thursday 12 December, 2019

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'
# FAI
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# FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

Dec 12th 2019, 10:54 PM 19,956 Views 23 Comments

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment
# Reform
# Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

Dec 12th 2019, 5:34 PM 8,566 Views 6 Comments

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI
# Two Sections
From TheJournal.ie
# Two Sections

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

Dec 12th 2019, 9:41 AM 14,422 Views 49 Comments

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

# fai - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Dec 11th 2019, 8:46 PM 26,538 Views 20 Comments

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

# fai - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff
# FAI
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# FAI

Garda probe under way into a number of threatening letters sent to FAI staff

Dec 10th 2019, 9:16 PM 17,489 Views 18 Comments

Officials from the FAI have declined an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas Committee tomorrow morning.

Kerr 'very impressed' by employees' proposal to reform the FAI
# Uncertain Future
# Uncertain Future

Kerr 'very impressed' by employees' proposal to reform the FAI

Dec 10th 2019, 6:50 PM 13,105 Views 11 Comments

The ex-Ireland manager believes saving jobs in the association is ‘crucial’ right now.

'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts
# Shane Ross
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# Shane Ross

'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts

Dec 10th 2019, 12:49 PM 18,404 Views 18 Comments

“How can we be in a scenario where we’re fighting for our jobs, and we did nothing wrong?”

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation
# Update
# Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

Dec 10th 2019, 10:47 AM 26,699 Views 58 Comments

The association say they want to prioritise ‘the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs’.

# fai - Monday 9 December, 2019

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'
# FAI
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# FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

Dec 9th 2019, 10:44 PM 28,372 Views 68 Comments

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance
# Crisis
# Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Dec 9th 2019, 7:00 PM 10,712 Views 15 Comments

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

# fai - Sunday 8 December, 2019

FAI, Minister Ross and Sport Ireland invited to emergency Oireachtas meeting on Wednesday
# Crisis
# Crisis

FAI, Minister Ross and Sport Ireland invited to emergency Oireachtas meeting on Wednesday

Dec 8th 2019, 10:07 PM 15,854 Views 19 Comments

The FAI’s board this evening stressed it was available to meet.

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games
# Legacy
# Legacy

Delaney sidelined by Uefa and left without entitlement to tickets to Irish home games

Dec 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 82,408 Views 80 Comments

Some more troubling revelations come to light, including details of how the FAI paid for Delaney’s 50th birthday party.