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 […]

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 […]

Minister for Sport Shane Ross; letter from FAI to Mr Ross Minister for Sport Shane Ross is currently addressing the Oireachtas sports committee. He’s just said the entire FAI board is to step down. He said: “This move is to be welcomed and it is hopefully the first step on the road to rebuilding trust […]

The Companies Registration Office received a report from auditors Deloitte this afternoon, saying that that the accounts of the FAI are not being properly kept — RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 16, 2019 This afternoon. Earlier… Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy (left) and Chairman of the Irish Sports Council, Kieran Mulvey (first right) arrive at […]

The FAI has said John Delaney has offered ‘voluntarily to step aside’, pending an independent investigation into issues of concern to FAI the board — RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 15, 2019 Some confusion on John Delaney’s position. Statement said he “offered to voluntarily step aside” pending the completion of an investigation. When asked if […]