Paul Cooke

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The Football Association of Ireland is to have a new chief executive for the first time since 2005 as former English FA commercial director Jonathan H(...)

Interim chief executive Gary Owens at a press briefing at  FAI HQ on Wednesday.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On a day that was intended to start easing tensions within the Irish football family, a dispute over whether directors approved the terms of the State(...)

The FAI are looking to extend the term of the current board until march of next year. Photograph: Inpho

As divisions appear to be deepening over the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed by its representatives with the Government in Janua(...)

Gary Owens has been appointed interim CEO of the FAI.

On the day John Delaney vacated his position on the Executive Committee of Uefa, the FAI has announced the appointment of former Hibernian Insurance m(...)

Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty, a former civil servant at the Department of Agriculture, is already a member of the FAI board. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The election to succeed Donal Conway as president of the FAI will be a two-horse race between Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty and long-time Defe(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross addresses the media after a meeting with Uefa officials in Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

A delegation led by Minister for Sport Shane Ross will meet with senior Bank of Ireland officials on Wednesday as part of an effort co-ordinated with (...)

 Goalkeeper of the Year Gary Rogers  and International Achievement Award winner Packie Bonner at the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland awards  at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper and FAI technical director Packie Bonner says he would gladly play a part in reviving Irish football from its cu(...)

Roy Barrett said there ‘is a serious job of work to be done to address the very significant failures which have beset the organisation in terms of its governance and its finances’.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has appointed Roy Barrett, one of the country’s best-known stockbrokers, as its independent chairman. The F(...)

FAI executive lead Paul Cooke following the association’s agm at Citywest in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Job losses at the FAI appear inevitable following further comments by its management about the association’s perilous financial position at its annual(...)

FAI has said it is hopeful of securing the €18 million in funding it needs in order to implement its survival plan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ ©INPHO

The Government will stand by Irish soccer but that is very different to standing by the bad practices seen in the FAI, the Minister for Health Simon H(...)

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