Level playing field?: in 2013 the FAI had an income was €36.7 million, with a surplus of almost €9 million. It gave grassroots affiliates €1.1 million in development and operating grants. Illustration: Maciej Frolow/Getty

When John Delaney of the Football Association of Ireland admitted recently that the organisation he heads had accepted a €5 million loan from Sepp Bla(...)

Lionel Messi dribbles past Robbie Keane in the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The FAI has denied allegations made in Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at Lansdowne Road in 2010 wa(...)

Home turf: Shelbourne are looking to offload their Tolka Park grounds as one way of paying off their huge debts. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The walls of the office under the old stand at Tolka Park in Drumcondra are thick with pennants and framed photographs, while on shelves behind cle(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Independent TD Tom Fleming said it was in the public’s interest to hear from Mr Delaney

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has been accused by a Fine Gael TD of setting a “very dangerous precedent” by contacti(...)

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football federation should appoint an interim president.   File photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football (...)

John Delaney contacted TDs on the committee before the decision was made not to question him over the payment. Photograph: Inpho

John Delaney will not be invited to speak before a Dáil committee over the €5 million payment made to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in the(...)

Committee TDs and senators will decide today on whether to call in FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire 0:47

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has contacted TDs on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport in advance of a deci(...)

Another own goal for FAI

If a week is a long time in politics, it is nothing compared to seven days in international football. Last weekend Fifa was resigning itself to anothe(...)

John Delaney said the compensation was agreed on the basis of Fifa’s “real concerns” over the strength of the FAI’s legal claim. Photograph: Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has given a new account of why the organisation received a payment of €5 million from Fifa in the wake of Ireland’s c(...)

Ireland’s Fiona O’Sullivan scores a goal for Ireland against Slovenia last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 1:16

Fiona O’Sullivan had it all mapped out: play for one more season, move to France, get married and start a family. But the tragic death of her fiancé (...)