Monday 27 February 2017

OCI divided over report into how it was run

Shane Phelan and Kevin Doyle

Pat Hickey Picture: Steve Humphreys
Pat Hickey Picture: Steve Humphreys

The board of the Olympic Council of Ireland is divided over the findings of a report on corporate governance commissioned in the wake of the Rio ticketing scandal.

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) appointed Deloitte in September to conduct an independent review of how the organisation was managed.

This is separate to the report being compiled by auditors Grant Thornton, which is focused on ticketing.

A number of governance changes were recommended, including a shortening of the period in which individuals can serve in certain positions.

But not all of the suggested changes have found favour.

Some board members are understood to have reservations about certain recommendations - and it remains unclear whether the findings will be unanimously accepted at a meeting tonight.

FAI chief executive John Delaney, who tendered his resignation from the board on Tuesday, will not be at the meeting.

Irish Independent

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