FAI Crisis

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FAI headquarters at Abbotstown: Governance was the issue that framed it as a ramshackle organisation. Governance was the issue that brought it to collapse and financial ruin. Now governance is central to causing fatal conflict and division. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Survivors of the protracted and messy collapse of The House of Hick aka the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), feel especially brazen about understandi(...)

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(...)

No sector of the game will suffer, it is said, while some, such as women’s football and the League of Ireland, are to receive substantially increased funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Barely a month after the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) went to the Government seeking a package of cash or guarantees worth the €18 million it(...)

The Government’s commitment under the rescue plan consists of a doubling of the FAI’s Sport Ireland grant, from €2.9 million to €5.8 million, for the next four years. Photograph: Inpho

A rescue package worth more than €30 million has been agreed for the Football Association of Ireland. The majority of the package will come in the fo(...)

Minister of Sport Shane Ross: ‘We have had very dark days in recent times. Some days I thought we would never get to where we are now.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has promised a “new milestone and a new dawn” for Irish football after a rescue package worth more than €30 million was (...)

Newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Brian Kerr and newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn are to launch a policy document on the funding of Irish football with Aodhán Ó R(...)

Brian Kerr will be part of the All Island League group. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kieran Lucid and his All Island League Advocacy Group kick off a critically important few days for their campaign to overhaul the club game here at th(...)

The FAI’s interim deputy CEO Niall Quinn. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Interim deputy CEO Niall Quinn and interim CEO Gary Owens met with Football Association of Ireland (FAI) staff on Monday to provide some reassurance a(...)

Gerry McAnaney: ‘The FAI has issues, there are things that need to be fixed.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The newly elected president of the FAI, Gerry McAnaney, says he would like to see Brian Kerr brought back into the FAI fold almost a decade and a half(...)

Shane Ross was speaking at Sport Ireland’s announcement of a €36 Million investment in Tokyo 2020 preparations. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Government’s hands are tied in respect of clearing out or reforming the council members of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Minister for(...)

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