Eamon Dunphy: 'The brightest of spotlights should be shone on John Delaney'
Ger KevilleEamon Dunphy has said that the "brightest of spotlights should be shone on John Delaney" following a week of turmoil in Irish football.
Ger KevilleEamon Dunphy has said that the "brightest of spotlights should be shone on John Delaney" following a week of turmoil in Irish football.
Independent.ie NewsdeskIrish football legends John Giles and Liam Brady have called on FAI chief executive...
John FallonNow that the FAI tour-bus has been parked for another year and the international...
Ewan MacKennaBy now there must be welts on John Delaney's fingers. All last week the...
John FallonThe FAI have promised members attending their annual general meeting in Cork...
Daniel McDonnell FAI chief executive John Delaney has refused to confirm that the association will cut its ties with gambling companies but admitted that it's a "fair debate" to have.
Daniel McDonnell FAI CEO John Delaney has admitted that the association made a mistake on the pricing of 10-year tickets for the Aviva Stadium.
Daniel McDonnell This morning, John Delaney will take a break from the jovial business of the Festival of Football to discuss the serious business of FAI finances ahead of Saturday's AGM in Cork.
John Fallon There has never been any doubt about John Delaney’s innate ability to address a room, only his more recent gatherings with media attracted scrutiny he didn’t seem comfortable with.
Daniel McDonnell It was early in John Delaney's press briefing in Abbotstown yesterday when he compared the FAI's attempts to manage Aviva Stadium debt with a game of football.
Daniel McDonnell FAI chief executive John Delaney says that the association remain on course to clear Aviva Stadium bank debt by 2020.
Daniel McDonnell The PFAI has lashed out at the FAI for failing to consult them before announcing proposals for a €300,000 fund to assist League of Ireland clubs with wage problems - a scheme in which 50pc of the...
Colin Young John O'Shea is still living the dream. Next month he will close the chapter on 16 years of senior international football with the Republic of Ireland. He will captain the team against the United States...
Aidan Fitzmaurice FAI CEO John Delaney has denied that the decision by benefactor Denis O'Brien to end his part-funding of the Ireland manager's salary was the reason for the delay in Martin O'Neill agreeing a new contract.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Eamon Dunphy can't understand how Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is allowed to speak to Premier League clubs.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill was involved in a tense exchange with RTÉ soccer correspondent Tony O'Donoghue after the draw for the UEFA Nations League in Lausanne, Switzerland this...
Daniel McDonnell The "significant" return from the extension of naming rights for the Aviva Stadium will help inform the FAI's decision on plans to clear debt by 2020, according to CEO John Delaney.
Daniel McDonnell The view that the FAI were hedging their bets by allowing Martin O'Neill's contract to run unsigned was dismissed by the strong support offered by John Delaney yesterday.
Daniel McDonnell FAI CEO John Delaney says Martin O'Neill will sign his new contract to extend his stay as Ireland manager next week.
Martin O'Neill has said that he has 'agreed terms' with John Delaney over a new contract and that lawyers are currently looking over the deal before he puts pen to paper.
John Fallon A year that began for the Ireland women's squad with no manager and a plethora of grievances has ended with a realistic hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals and praise from John Delaney ringing in their ears.
Tommy Conlon It is probably not much comfort to Martin O'Neill, but some of the criticism that rained down upon him last week was a form of displaced anger.
Daniel McDonnell Martin O'Neill has delivered the strongest indication yet that he wants to stay on for the Euro 2020 qualification bid and the Ireland manager says that John Delaney is on the same page.
John Fallon As Irish football grapples with the latest crisis surrounding alleged match-fixing, in a parallel universe the image of the game internationally has supposedly never been better.
Daniel McDonnell Tbilisi is around the corner and the possibility of Ireland qualifying for a World Cup is a live one.
Kevin Doyle FAI boss John Delaney proposed the annual payment of a €60,000 allowance for ex-OCI president Pat Hickey, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Ben Kentish The race to replace Donald Trump has begun after the first candidate declared his intention to run in the 2020 US presidential election.
Jack O'Toole If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Daniel McDonnell FAI CEO John Delaney has claimed that the association's board will decide early next year whether to press on with plans to be debt-free by 2020 or stay in the red and invest in the game.
Daniel McDonnell Interviews with John Delaney are so rare that they should be celebrated, not criticised.
Jack O'Toole The PFAI have challenged FAI CEO John Delaney over comments he made earlier on Sunday in a radio interview with Cork’s Red FM.
John Fallon FAI chief executive John Delaney has fanned the flames of the ongoing dispute with the women’s national team by claiming the association were “confused and surprised” about their decision to...
Tommy Conlon So, like Phil Hogan and Pee Flynn before him, John Delaney is heading to Europe. Tragically for our country, the great brain drain continues.
Sinead Kissane Dear John, What a landmark week this has been for Irish football; look who stood up to the big boys, got plenty of international media coverage and made progress after hard negotiations. Without...
John Fallon While plaudits have been scarce for John Delaney on the home front in recent days, the FAI chief executive was basking in the glow of his elevation to UEFA's executive committee in Helsinki yesterday.
The controversy over the treatment of the women's football team comes as FAI chief executive John Delaney seeks election to an international football board.
Jack O'Toole Republic of Ireland Women’s National team captain Emma Byrne has called on FAI CEO John Delaney to listen to the women’s national team as Colin Bell’s squad continue their prolonged negotiations...
Independent.ie Newsdesk The FAI have paid tribute to the late Jim O'Shea, who passed away yesterday.
Niall O'Connor A Fine Gael minister has dramatically claimed that an Oireachtas committee blocked a probe into the €5million payment received by the FAI from FIFA following Thierry Henry's infamous World Cup...
Niall O'Connor FAI Chief John Delaney has defended the acceptance of a five million euro payment from FIFA following Thierry Henry's infamous World Cup handball.
What is the ticketing controversy all about?
John Fallon While the government were announcing their capital expenditure splurge yesterday, a group of journalists in another part of Dublin were left desperate for figures as the FAI-commissioned League...
Tom Rooney John Delaney has said that the FAI is expecting to yield a massive profit by the end of 2015 due to ticket sales for European Championship qualifying games at the Aviva Stadium.
Emma Jane Hade There has been an outpouring of tributes to the late Michael O'Flanagan, a former Irish soccer and rugby international.
Independent.ie Newsdesk FAI Chief Executive John Delaney joined Kilkenny manager Brian Cody in song on the jubilant team bus yesterday as the Cats claimed their 36th All-Ireland title yesterday.
Ian Mallon has been appointed the new Director of Communications with the Football Association of Ireland.
Independent.ie Newsdesk THE Football Association of Ireland has appointed an executive with Independent News & Media (INM) as its new Director of Communications.
Daniel McDonnell As Niall Quinn warmed to the subject matter of Irish football's problems, and outlined his belief that a change of approach is required, an obvious question hung in the air.
Daniel McDonnell This evening, John Delaney will sit next to Martin O'Neill in the Constantine Palace hoping for some more good business from FIFA.
John Fallon Joe Corcoran, best known in Irish football as long-time scout for Manchester United, passed away yesterday following a short illness.
Daniel McDonnell Martin O'Neill has revealed that he was offered a four-year contract by the FAI when the assumed the reins.
Daniel McDonnell "This is an inspiring time for Irish football," said the FAI's high performance director Ruud Dokter as he neared the end of his speech at the association's AGM in Sligo on Saturday.
JOHN FALLON Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has admitted for the first time that his continuation in the position was never contingent on qualification for next year's European Championships.
Paul Hyland The FAI threw a security blanket around the Clarion Hotel in Sligo though nobody really knew why. Maybe they thought that Al Qaeda were in town.
Daniel McDonnell FAI CEO John Delaney received a standing ovation from delegates at the association’s AGM in Sligo after thanking them for their support.
Daniel McDonnell Martin O'Neill has stressed that his full commitment to Ireland for the remainder of the Euro 2016 campaign ruled out the possibility of a move to his former club Leicester City.
Daniel McDonnell The FAI have no immediate plans to offer a new contract to Martin O'Neill despite Leicester City's interest in the Irish boss as they search for Nigel Pearson's replacement.
Brian McDonald The FAI may have debts of €51.2m but its chief executive's finances appear to be in a healthier position, according to accounts filed to the Companies Registration Office (CRO).
John Fallon With a minimum €12m windfall accruing to the FAI should Ireland reach the finals of Euro 2016, it's little wonder John Delaney has vowed to resume his party piece of picking up the bar tab for fans in France.
John Fallon After paying out the highest amount of interest within a single year on their stadium debt, the Football Association of Ireland claims it has emerged from a challenging three-year period.
Ryan Nugent THE FAI is using internship scheme JobBridge to recruit a kit room assistant for the national team - but it's only willing to pay €50-a-week.
Caroline Crawford Sports Minister Michael Ring told a Mayo school they should approach FAI chief executive John Delaney for a loan for a new sports grounds.
Cormac Byrne The anti-John Delaney protest was grounded after the pilot refused to fly the contentious banner over the Aviva Stadium during Ireland's 1-1 draw with Scotland on Saturday.
STEVEN REID When the final whistle sounded on Saturday, my immediate reaction was to hope John Delaney still had Sepp Blatter's number.
Daniel McDonnell There is a relentless optimism about football speak, even if the body language doesn't match the tone of the words.
Mandy Johnston 'Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself' - Othello.
Tommy Conlon In an ideal world, the money would've come from someone with the sainted reputation of a Mandela or Mother Teresa.
John Greene Ten days ago, as the controversy over FIFA's €5m payment to the FAI raged, Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis was not a happy man.
The Football Association of Ireland ordered the shredding of 18,000 match programmes containing comments from chief executive John Delaney about the FIFA crisis.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The FAI have spent €10,000 replacing match programmes for today's crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland to erase comments John Delaney made about alleged corruption at FIFA.
Vincent Hogan First, a confession. I like John Delaney. I enjoy his humour, his moxy, his interest in life energies other than football.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Some disgruntled Irish football fans have paid for a banner protesting against FAI chief executive John Delaney to be flown over the Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland.
Ger Keville Two Ireland fans who travelled to South Africa in 2010 to protest against Thierry Henry have called on John Delaney and the FAI to donate the cost of their trip to charity.
Ivan Yates THE buzzwords in Parliament this week are "corporate governance". The Oireachtas committee on sport wants John Delaney to account for his clandestine FIFA/FAI actions, and in the Dáil chamber...
Daniel McDonnell "Ever feel like you're in a soap opera, Martin?"
Niall O'Connor and Daniel McConnell A Fine Gael politician has claimed the events surrounding FAI chief John Delaney's proposed appearance in front of an Oireachtas committee set a "dangerous precedent" in Irish politics.
Irish politicians have decided not to grill the country's football chief about the five million euro pay-off from FIFA for a Thierry Henry handball which cost the Republic a World Cup place.
Saurya Cherfi and Ray Managh An Irish soccer fan, one of eight who claim they were wrongly depicted on-line as “drunken hooligans” who took part in FAI chief John Delaney’s Sopot shoes and socks prank during Euro 2012,...
Politicians have decided not to grill the football chief about the five million euro pay-off from Fifa for a Thierry Henry handball which cost the Republic a World Cup place.
Daniel McConnell and Niall O'Connor Fine Gael TD John O'Mahony has said he would be concerned if reports of FAI chief executive John Delaney speaking to Oireachtas Committee members turns out to be true.
Niall O'Connor FAI chief John Delaney has urged TDs not to pursue his appearance in front of an Oireachtas Committee over the controversial €5m payment from FIFA - because it would cause a "distraction"...
Daniel McDonnell Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has poured scorn on the FAI ahead of Saturday's crunch Euro 2016 qualifier by arguing that they have talked themselves into trouble.
Daniel McDonnell How will June 2015 be remembered in the annals of Irish football?
Niall O'Connor and Daniel McConnell FAI Chief John Delaney has urged TDs not to request he appear in front of an Oireachtas Committee over the controversial €5m payment from FIFA because it would cause a “distraction” ahead...
Andy Newport Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has aimed a dig at his Football Association of Ireland counterpart John Delaney following the row over a controversial 5million euro...
Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at his Football Association of Ireland counterpart John Delaney following the row over a controversial 5million euro payment from FIFA.
Kevin Palmer Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy for the Irish public and former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni, as the row over the €5m deal with FIFA following Thierry Henry's infamous...
John Delaney has been urged to take a voluntary 50 per cent pay-cut as politicians prepare to quiz him.
John Delaney has been urged to take a voluntary 50 per cent pay-cut as politicians prepare to quiz him.
Emma Jane Hade and Tyler Patchen Sports Minister Paschal Donohoe has defended FAI boss John Delaney in the ongoing controversy about a €5m payout from Fifa.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is refusing to allow the furore surrounding FIFA's controversial loan to distract him from his Euro 2016 mission.
John Delaney could be called before an Irish government committee to explain how FIFA's controversial five million euro loan to the Football Association of Ireland remained under the radar.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.
John Downing Embattled FAI boss John Delaney is expected to be called before a Dáil committee to publicly explain how the controversial €5m Fifa loan could remain undetected for so long in the FAI accounts and...
James Donoghue There wasn't much for Irish supporters to applaud during the international friendly against England, but they did show their appreciation for the humour of their English counterparts.
Eamonn Sweeney If only Martin Hansson had been paying closer attention on November 18, 2009 in Paris, an awful lot of trouble could have been avoided.
Richard Sadlier It wasn't a bribe. It was a loan of €5 million. Actually, it was a loan that didn't have to be repaid so it was basically a payment. It was absolutely above board but nobody was to hear about it.
Daniel McConnell and Jerome Reilly Beleaguered FAI Chief Executive John Delaney is fighting to save his €360,000- a-year job at the top of Irish soccer, amid enormous pressure from the Government and within the game.
Dion Fanning Martin O'Neill stopped short of giving his full support to FAI chief executive officer John Delaney yesterday as the storm around the controversial €5m payment from FIFA intensified.
Dion Fanning Some would have been surprised last week when reading the profiles of the man whose dogged pursuit had led to Sepp Blatter's downfall, to discover that the subject of these articles was Andrew...
Daniel McDonnell John O'Shea says that the Ireland players were only interested in a replay after the heartbreaking World Cup exit at the hands of Thierry Henry in 2009 - not a financial settlement.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Giovanni Trapattoni has made an extraordinary claim about FIFA president Sepp Blatter arising from the incident that robbed his side of a place at the 2010 World Cup.
James Lawton Why would anyone get too exercised about the precise amount of money which came out of FIFA's slush fund to buy the silence of the FAI? Five million dollars, 3.6 million pounds, or 30 pieces of...
Gareth Morgan, Adam Cullen and Daniel McDonnell A joke by FIFA president Sepp Blatter about Ireland's failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup sparked the "extraordinary" €5m payout to the FAI, the association claims.
Daniel McDonnell AS the third attempt to draw Roy Keane into discussion on the FAI's post-Henry handball deal with FIFA kicked off, Shay Given paused his goal-kicking practice to listen in on the media scrum at the side...
Philip Ryan Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his backing to under-fire Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney, but described the €5m loan from FIFA after the Thierry Henry...
Roy Curtis AS zero hour approaches and yet one more perplexing controversy erupts like a chaotically calibrated time-bomb about his person, it is easy to imagine Martin O’Neill’s will as a fraying wire, his...
Ger Keville Keith Andrews has insisted the FAI was wrong to accept €5million from FIFA and has demanded that the Association reveal where every penny went.
Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny has weighed into the FIFA controversy, calling on the country's football chief to provide more detail about the five million euro payment received from world football's governing body.
John Delaney is under the spotlight once again following confirmation that he accepted a €5million pay off from FIFA following the controversial Thierry Henry handball that led to Ireland failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.
Believe this if you like. Seventy-nine-year old Sepp Blatter is a former lover of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning ex Irina Shayk, according to reports in Spain.
The Football Association of Ireland has released the timeline of events which led to it receiving a five million euro payment from FIFA.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has weighed into the Fifa controversy to urge the country's football chief to fully explain a multi-million payment to halt a threatened legal battle over a Thierry Henry handball.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane spoke to the press at Malahide today, but Fifa's $5m payment to the FAI has overshadowed Sunday's friendly international against England.
Philip Ryan TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has given his backing to under fire FAI chief executive John Delaney but has insisted the public needs answer on the €5m payment from FIFA after the Thierry Henry handball.
Declan Whooley The FAI were wrong to accept Fifa's $5m payment following the infamous Thierry Henry handball in 2009 according to the majority of Joe Duffy's radio listeners.
Dion Fanning There have been times during Roy Keane’s managerial career when many would have longed for Roy Keane the player who could get on the pitch and put things right.
Conor Feehan, Cormac McQuinn and Laura Larkin THE controversial €5m pay-off to Irish football could not be recorded in FAI accounts as coming from FIFA because of a confidentiality clause, according to sources.
Declan Whooley Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane joked that FAI CEO John Delaney is again a distraction but refused to be drawn on the last Fifa revelations.
Declan Whooley Former FAI chief Fran Rooney believes Ireland didn't have any legal case following the infamous Thierry Henry handball in 2009 and has called on the Association to show transparency in their financial...
Independent.ie Newsdesk We take a look at the front pages of this morning’s newspapers.
Ian Mallon and Cormac McQuinn FAI boss John Delaney says the €5m payoff the association received from the embattled world football governing body, Fifa, represented “very good business”.
Daniel McDonnell FAI chief executive John Delaney has said that he would be interested in progressing to the board of UEFA at some stage in the future.
Daniel McDonnell The confirmation that the FAI received money from Fifa in the wake of the Thierry Henry handball in 2009 has landed John Delaney in the middle of the global storm surrounding football governance. He...
Cormac McQuinn Outgoing Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce has called for an investigation into the €5m given to the FAI to not contest Thierry Henry's infamous World Cup handball.
Declan Whooley Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has likened the FIFA payment to the FAI in 2009 as something similar to a scene from the hit TV show The Sopranos.
Declan Whooley FIFA has said that it provided the FAI with a $5m loan for the construction of a stadium following the Thierry Henry handball debacle, which was written off when Ireland failed to qualify for...
James Donoghue and Declan Whooley Today’s international friendly between Ireland and Northern Ireland was watched behind closed doors by around fifty fans.
FIFA has admitted paying the Football Association of Ireland 5million US dollars as compensation for the infamous Thierry Henry handball in a World Cup play-off.
Declan Whooley FAI chief executive John Delaney has confirmed that the Association received financial compensation from FIFA following the infamous Thierry Henry handball in 2009.
Declan Whooley FAI chief executive John Delaney has revealed that he told outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter to "move along" after he stared at his partner Emma English, adding he approved of the PR event...
Sam Griffin FAI chief executive John Delaney said he is concerned outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter may have "done a deal to get his own man in" as his replacement, following his shock resignation.
Daniel McDonnell Within an hour of Sepp Blatter's momentous resignation, football was given a reminder of the road it has to travel.
Adam Hurrey in Zurich Sepp Blatter last night emerged defiant, having survived the worst crisis in Fifa's history to sweep to victory in its presidential elections.
Jane Last John Delaney has called for transparency in world football but failed to discuss a €5m payout the FAI reportedly received from FIFA following the Thierry Henry handball in 2009.
Martyn Ziegler David Gill will reject a place on FIFA's executive committee if Sepp Blatter is re-elected president tomorrow.
Daniel McDonnell In football, the definition of officialdom will always be old men in suits living like kings. This tradition is as embedded in the game as the offside rule.
Cormac Byrne FAI chief executive John Delaney has said that he is 'shocked' and 'saddened' by the news after Swiss authorities made early-morning arrests of seven football officials and opened separate criminal...
Daniel McDonnell FAI chief executive John Delaney says that the association will be voting against Sepp Blatter in Friday's FIFA presidential election.
FAI chief executive John Delaney has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down for the "good of the game".
Declan Whooley Bill O'Herlihy has been hailed as one of the finest broadcasters this country has ever produced and this letter to former Irish Independent journalist Cliona Foley written after Italia 90...
Former players and delegates within the Irish football circle yesterday gathered to pay their respects to former international Ray Treacy, who sadly passed away on Friday aged 68.
Robin Schiller Former players and delegates within the Irish football circle today gathered to pay their respects to former international Ray Treacy, who sadly passed away on Friday aged 68.
Shane Doran The Irish football world last night paid tribute to former international star Ray Treacy, who passed away at the age of 68 after a short illness.
Independent.ie Newsdesk FAI chief executive John Delaney has praised the "unique contribution" that Ray Treacy made to Irish football following the passing of the 68 year-old last night.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Nadia Forde has slammed suggestions there’s anything “sordid” about her friendship with John Delaney.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Top model and singer Nadia Forde has revealed FAI boss John Delaney is no longer in contact with her.
Joy Orpen John Delaney (55) says that while losing his sight has been very "challenging", it has also been a very rich and rewarding experience.
Niamh Horan It has been an unbelievable year for Nadia Forde, who is still pinching herself at the enormity of her success. But, she says she is all too aware of the vicious rumours circulating among bitchy...
Mark O'Regan A treasure trove of memories - from the 1916 Rising to the savagery of the Western Front - is at the heart of a new book.
Daniel McDonnell THE news that Dalymount Park will remain in service is a positive development for Irish football.
Daniel McDonnell The FAI have launched a consultation process with a view to plotting the future direction of the League of Ireland.
Daniel McDonnell Migrant workers are dying on the job to ensure that a country where homosexuality is illegal is ready to stage the World Cup.
Cormac Byrne FAI chief executive John Delaney believes the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has damaged 'brand' FIFA.
John Fallon Shane Long's appearance last week in a video to begin the Football Association of Ireland's presentation on their National Player Development Plan ranked high in the irony stakes to some of the...
The Daily Record in Scotland is reporting that the ticket allocation the Scottish FA will be allocated for the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva will be capped at 3,500.
Saurya Cherfi A group of Irish soccer fans have claimed they were wrongly depicted on-line as “drunken hooligans” who participated in the FAI chief John Delaney’s Sopot shoes and socks incident during Euro...
Daniel McDonnell Anniversary: John Delaney celebrated a decade in charge of the FAI in December. His fame soared to new levels in this calendar year.
Eamonn Sweeney A is for is for Another Level, that often rumoured destination for the Irish rugby team which appears to have been arrived at in earnest under the inspirational stewardship of Joe Schmidt. Ireland didn't...
Roy Keane had a full book of them, but here are just some of the sporting quotes of the year that was 2014.
Barry Egan They could have danced all night? Well, some did. The first birthday party of the Powerscourt Hotel went on until 6am last Thursday week at the Enniskerry establishment. How do I know this?...
Vincent Hogan He hates this charade, the parasitic way we have of finding a line that can be dusted with sulphur and sold as a story.
Dion Fanning Roy Keane says he will quit his role at Aston Villa if he feels it is interfering with his Ireland job as assistant manager to Martin O'Neill.
Garry Doyle Roy Keane has criticised the FAI in his new autobiography for sacking Brian Kerr as Ireland manager in 2005.
Barry Egan Dulce et decorum est.... Let me finish. This is not a fashionista riff about certain Italian designers (that's Dolce, sillies).
Shane Phelan THE €360,000 salary of FAI chief executive John Delaney has been criticised at a meeting of the Dail's spending watchdog.
Shane Phelan, Public Affairs Editor THE €360,000 salary of FAI chief executive John Delaney has been criticised at a meeting of the Dail’s spending watchdog.
Daniel McDonnell Hope can be a real killer. This is a reality that long suffering League of Ireland followers have learned to embrace.
Michael Staines and Kirsty Blake Knox DUBLIN City is set for a financial boost of up to €100m after UEFA confirmed the Aviva Stadium will host four Euro 2020 football fixtures.
Daniel McDonnell THE FAI are aiming to capitalise on their co-hosting role in Euro 2020 by using it to give impetus to moves to a redevelopment of Dalymount Park.
Minister Michael Ring was over the moon in Geneva yesterday, when Uefa confirmed that the Aviva Stadium has been selected as a Euro 2020 venue for three group games and one from the round of 16.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A FIANNA Fail minister approached FAI boss John Delaney to run for the party in the General Elections.
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are ‘box office’ for the Irish game, says billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.
Barry Egan “I thought he was very engaging,” Denis O’Brien says of John Delaney, “I think first impressions are something that are important with somebody. My impressions of him were that he was astute, he was smart and he was ambitious for Irish football.”
Barry Egan “John Delaney could run anything. John Delaney could run UEFA easily. He could run FIFA as far as I’m concerned – certainly better than Sepp Blatter [President of FIFA], and more honestly,“ Denis O’Brien tells me in his office.
Thomas Molloy DENIS O'Brien has spoken for the first time about why he decided to finance the appointment of former Irish soccer coach Giovanni Trapattoni.
Daniel McDonnell The dawn of September brings with it the start of the three-month period that defines every Irish football year.
Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football.
Republic of Ireland stalwart Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football and described it as an "extremely difficult decision for me to make".
John Fallon The linkage between Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane and the recovery by the FAI from their financial struggles has been illustrated in John Delaney's comments on Ireland's Euro 2016 qualification...
John Fallon AFTER recently slashing the prices of their season tickets, the Football Association of Ireland yesterday announced to members a new-look and vastly-reduced 10-year premium ticket scheme.
John Fallon AS Ireland's squad dispersed yesterday following their European Women's U-19 Championship semi-final defeat, there was sense of a beginning in women's football rather than an ending.
The eight nominees for the Aviva FAI Club of the Year have been announced.
Niall Scully TWO iconic names of Irish football welcomed in a new era for the famous Dublin football club, Stella Maris, today.
Daniel McDonnell FAI chief executive John Delaney has suggested that Ireland could end up in a battle with regional rivals Scotland and Wales to host part of Euro 2020, but is confident that their government-backed...
The new expanded Sunday Independent Business section was formally launched at a reception in Dublin's Marker Hotel last week. Finance Minister Michael Noonan told guests that Ireland was in recovery and outlined measures he had introduced to help boost growth and...
Colm Kelpie RECORDED phone calls to garda stations have been used as evidence in numerous court prosecutions, a retired garda sergeant has revealed.
Daniel McDonnell THE FAI have refused to comment on the proposed introduction of a third new international tournament that could replace friendly games in the international calendar from 2018 onwards.
THE decision of 11 Cork clubs to withdraw from the Schoolboy FAI (SFAI) cup competitions has been slammed by FAI chief executive John Delaney, who described the episode as a travesty.
Nicola Anderson THE Irish Independent has a great history of reporting Irish football from the grassroots up – and now it's official.
Independent Newspapers has a great history of reporting Irish football from the grassroots up - and now it's official.
Dion Fanning Roy Hodgson used the word 'workshop' last week which is a sign of things to come. As an intellectual, Hodgson will be aware that Kingsley Amis said that if there was one word that summed up all...
John Fallon THE Cork Schoolboy League committee have implored FAI chief executive John Delaney to mount an 11th-hour attempt at rescuing their clubs' national cups plight.
Big thank you from East Meath United
Dion Fanning THE FAI are on the brink of clinching what has been described as "a phenomenal deal" which will knock a whopping €10m off its debt.
CYCLING Lance Armstrong claims the former president of the sport's world governing body knew he was doping and helped cover it up.
Daniel McDonnell MARTIN O'NEILL trusts that Roy Keane will stay on as his assistant even if an attractive club job comes calling over the next two years, but believes they should both walk away if Ireland fail...
Daniel McDonnell IN truth, Martin O'Neill's debut press outing as Ireland manager was summed up by what he didn't talk about.
Richard Sadlier Appointing Roy Keane as your assistant would suggest you knew something the rest of the world didn't. Or at least that you're willing to ignore most of what is known to this point. Certainly it would...
Dion Fanning In all the great unveilings of Irish managers over the years, it has been possible to note retrospectively that the reasons for their eventual downfall were identified on these opening days, on the...
Eamonn Sweeney Hasn't there been some amount of tedious waffle about the appointment of Roy Keane as Martin O'Neill's assistant all the same? The clots who like to think of Irish football in terms of soap opera rather than sport were in their element as old grudges were resurrected and prosecuted with depressing vigour.
Dion Fanning In all that followed, the significance of one moment at Dublin Airport in May 2002 is often overlooked. Roy Keane was approached by two men dressed as leprechauns who were promoting a...
Vincent Hogan When you live mostly in the past, as we tend to do with Roy Keane, the future seems a closed book. Someone pretty quickly becomes a cliché when all we know of them is dated and faintly cartoonish...
Nicola Anderson and Garry Doyle JOHN DELANEY and Roy Keane may have put their differences behind them for the good of the Irish game but the FAI chief executive warned that it's "not a love-in yet."
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