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Out in the Cold
No further questions: RTÉ presenter “banned” by the FAI
The FAI is refusing to deal with sports host Des Cahill, according to reports.

Updated 11.15

RTÉ’S DES CAHILL has been cut off by the FAI after Abbotstown chiefs took offence at on-air comments about the Association, according to today’s Irish Daily Star (print edition).

Paul Lennon writes the presenter has been temporarily blacklisted and had an official complaint lodged against him following a discussion of the FAI’s recent AGM on RTÉ Saturday Sport.

Although the Star reported that Cahill was banned for comments on chief executive John Delaney’s salary, the FAI clarified that this was not the case, saying this morning that the complaint “relates to comments made about the Association and company related matters.”

Cahill was not willing to make comment when contacted by the paper last night.

Speaking on his Today radio show this morning, the broadcaster’s colleague Pat Kenny said that he was completely in the dark about the controversy.

“I don’t know what that’s all about but I must give Des a shout over the weekend.”

“I can shed no further light on it at the moment.”

Read more of Paul Lennon’s article in today’s Irish Daily Star (print edition) >

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