will run a ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary, hosted by Barry Egan, about FAI chief executive John Delaney from Sunday. The documentary, called John The Baptist, will feature Denis O’Brien who pays 70 per cent of Ireland football manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane’s wages, or €910,000 of their combined €1.3million wages. In it, Mr O’Brien praises […]

A full 7.2% less than he earned in 2010. The chief executive receives double the annual salary of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and €151,000 more than President Michael D Higgins. He also earns more than most Irish semi-State bosses. Mr Delaney’s remuneration has been the subject of much negative comment in recent times given the economic […]

Further to claims by former Ireland manager Brian Kerr that the FAI [Football Association of Ireland] had negotiated with new manager Martin O’Neill while Giovanni Trapattoni was still attempting to get Ireland into the World Cup, FAI chief exectuive John Delaney appeared on Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper. Matt Cooper: “When did […]

Danger here. This morning/afternoon. Sunday Times journalist Mark Tighe tweetz: We’ve been digging deep into the John Delaney regime at the FAI and are excited to announce our book Champagne Football is now available for pre-order from Easons [at link below]. Will hit book shops in Sept – barring any last-minute injunction attempts! Champagne Football […]

Sorry @UEFA Is there a reason you praised John Delaney in the parting statement? The man single-handedly destroyed Irish football with debts of 80million. There are many hard working people who are fearing for the futures because of that man. Not a good look. — YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) January 20, 2020 UEFA can have a […]

Former FAI CEO John Delaney and Sports Minister Shane Ross This morning. Sports Minister Shane Ross gave an interview on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland when he was asked if was “bailing out” the Football Association of Ireland. In response, he said: “I hate that sort of expression. What we’re doing at the moment is […]

From top: John Delaney; Accountant and FAI VP Paul Cooke (left) and FAI President Donal Conway at the Football Association of Ireland Annual accounts publication for 2018 last Monday where it was disclosed that the organistaion has current liabilities of more than 55M Euro; Vanessa Foran Before Kick Off, allow me revise my own FAI […]

Accountant and FAI VP Paul Cooke (left in pics 1 and 2) and FAI President Donal Conway at the Football Association of Ireland Annual accounts publication for 2018 this afternoon. WATCH: Press conference as the FAI publishes its accounts for 2018, after the loss of main sponsor 3 earlier this week and the announcement today […]

Yesterday. At the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards… Mark Tighe, of The Sunday Times, won News Reporter of the Year award, Scoop of the Year award, and Investigative Journalism of the Year award – the latter with Colin Coyle and Paul Rowan – for the newspaper’s work on John Delaney and governance at the Football Association […]