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Niall Quinn: “I am led to believe that there is an assistance in place from the banks, Uefa and the Government that will allow the game to move forward.” Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Niall Quinn is set to meet with FAI staff on Monday when he intends to reassure them that the financial outlook for the stricken association is “not (...)

Most pundits believe Marian Harkin will win a seat. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo-Leitrim (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Sligo-Leitrim is one of the constituencies where Sinn Féin’s decision to run just one candidat(...)

Both Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny are likely to hold their seats. File photograph: Tom Honan

Kerry (five seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 SF A real scrap is brewing in Kerry over the seat being vacated by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, with (...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross. “We are encouraged by the willingness of all parties and the determination of all parties to reach a solution which avoids examinership or liquidation.”Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is prepared to pay up to €5 million per year as part of an emerging deal to safeguard the future of Irish football and the Football Ass(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross  and Minister of State for Tourism and  Sport Brendan Griffin recommended the new system for allocating funds under the Sports Capital Programme to ‘ensure that as much money as possible goes to the most deserving organisations’.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ten sports clubs, including a school and hockey club in the constituency of Minister for Sport Shane Ross, were excluded from receiving Government gra(...)

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 (...)

FAI executive lead Paul Cooke (grey suit) with members of the Uefa delegation, including general secretary Theodore Theodoridis (red tie) outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Sport Shane Ross and a delegation from Government will meet with the Bank of Ireland on Wednesday in what appears to be an effort to pers(...)

“Grassroots football must not suffer because of mistakes made at the top of the greasy pole,”  Minister for Sport Shane Ross said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) sought an €18 million “bailout” from the Government earlier this week, Minister for Sport Shane Ross has sai(...)

Minster for Sport Shane Ross. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The FAI is expected to lay bare the extent of its financial plight on Thursday when its accounts for 2018 are published at a press conference in Dubli(...)

Shane Ross: “The FAI’s reform agenda needs to be strongly led in a manner that allows normality to return to football in Ireland as quickly as possible.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) plans to publish new financial results on Thursday, which will include full details of John Delaney’s exit p(...)

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