Paul Cooke

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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(...)

FAI outgoing president Donal Conway with acting chief executive Paul Cooke at the FAI’s reconvened agm at  Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The FAI has said it is hopeful of securing the €18 million in funding it needs in order to implement its survival plan but after its reconvened agm at(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is paid €1.2m  a year by FAI. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It would be a “welcome” gesture if Mick McCarthy, the manager of the Irish senior men’s soccer team, took a cut in his €1.2 million salary in light of(...)

FAI president Donal Conway and executive lead and board member Paul Cooke at the FAI reconvened agm in the Citywest Hotel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior FAI officials have all but ruled out the sale of the association’s stake in the Aviva Stadium, saying that the agreements in place with regard (...)

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