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 […]

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 […]

This afternoon. Mansion House, Dublin 2. The 2019 Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards are underway with The Sunday Times winning best campaign journalism for its work on the John Delaney’s FAI exit saga. More as we get it. Update: And our winner is, Larissa Nolan from @IrishMirror #journoawards19 — NewsBrands Ireland (@newsbrandsirl) November 14, 2019 Congratulations […]

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney in 2006 (top) and today (above) This morning. On RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Seán O’Rourke. Following on from Executive Vice-President of the Football Association of Ireland John Delaney resigning on Saturday evening after securing a deal for an undisclosed sum – with The Irish Times reporting the deal […]

Michel Platini (left) and John Delaney at the Aviva in 2015 Of all those that have been either arrested, indicted etc., Michel Platini is the saddest and most depressing: he was a footballer, one of us. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 18, 2019 Platini arrested amid probe into awarding of 2022 World Cup to […]

Former CEO of FAI John Delaney (second from right) on his way to an Oireachtas committee hearing last month BREAKING: Legal proceedings have been initiated by the corporate watchdog in connection with matters at the FAI. For more see @Independent_ie — Shane Phelan (@shanephelanindo) May 3, 2019 Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement has initiated […]