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John Earley resigns from FAI board

John Earley has resigned from the Board of the FAI with immediate effect.

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FAI invited to talks with Shane Ross

The embattled Football Association of Ireland have been invited to an emergency meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross on Wednesday.

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John Delaney made second payment to FAI last year

It has emerged that John Delaney made a second payment to the FAI as recently as December of last year.

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Donal Conway: ‘My guilt is not a sin of commission; it is a sin of omission’

Donal Conway, who is to step down as FAI President in January, says he believes he has done Irish football some service and that his culpability in the crisis which has engulfed the organisation is more a sin of omission than one of commission.

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The FAI owes €62.3m, around half of it related to Lansdowne Road mortgage

Amid the scattergun of figures dished out at the FAI press conference yesterday, some mattered more than others.

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New directors should be in FAI boardroom by early 2020

The post-mortem from the revelations of the FAI’s Black Friday should consume public discourse for a long time, but so should the new broom tasked with rectifying them.

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Bernard O’Byrne predicts at least five years of austerity for FAI

Former FAI chief executive Bernard O’Byrne has predicted at least five years of austerity are in store for the troubled Association.

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FAI expected to reveal €55m debt as accounts published

The association is to publish its accounts for 2018, as well as the revised figures for 2017 and 2016 today.

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Three Ireland to end sponsorship of Irish football team

Three Ireland is to end its sponsorship deal with the of the Republic of Ireland football team next year.

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FAI risks Ross wrath and government funding with Cooke’s CEO appointment

The Football Association of Ireland are prepared to defy Sports Minister Shane Ross by appointing a new chief executive without his imprimatur.

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Former CEO urges FAI to consider selling stake in Aviva Stadium

The Chair of the Oireachtas Sport Committee Fergus O’Dowd has said the FAI needs to appoint an independent chairperson quickly in order to restore some form of credibility.

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John Foley turns down interim FAI post

John Foley has chosen not to take up an appointment as new interim CEO of the FAI.

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Referral of FAI audit to gardaí ‘appropriate and proper’ – Fergus O’Dowd

Fergus O’Dowd, chair of the Oireachtas Transport and Sport Committee welcomed the referral of the audit report to An Garda Siochana saying it was “appropriate and proper that it is in their hands.”

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Sport Ireland refer independent audit of FAI to the gardaí

The independent audit of the FAI has been referred to An Garda Siochana.

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Aaron Connolly off injured for Brighton before big week for Republic of Ireland

Thursday’s friendly against New Zealand comes just three days before a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark.

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McCarthy hits out at Derby over Keogh sacking

The Ireland boss was speaking at the PFAI awards which saw Dundalk boss Vinner Perth and Shamrock Rovers man Jack Byrne pick up the manager and player of the year awards.

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Ireland V Bulgaria player: How the team fared

A look at the Republic of Ireland’s player performances against Bulgaria tonight.

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Darren Randolph making no apologies for Ireland’s style of play

Darren Randolph is making no apologies for the Republic of Ireland being difficult to beat as they attempt to secure a trip to a third successive European Championships finals.

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Walters posts punchy response after Keane comments

In the wake of withering criticism from Roy Keane, Jon Walters has taken to Twitter to post a picture of himself in boxing pose – his gloved right fist drawn back and aimed at the camera – accompanied by the caption: “Insert Face Here”.

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Late collapse against Danes shows visitors can be brittle

Of their 19 games since the start of 2018, Switzerland have lost five, tacked on by a penalty shoot-out loss to England in the Nations League finals last time out.

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