It has been revealed that the ente board of the FAI will step down in the wake of a number of irregularities at the organisation.
In an announcement made before an Oireachtas sports Committee, the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, Shane Ross, confirmed the board’s intentions to step down.
Addressing the committee, Mr Ross said that he had received a letter from the FAI President Donal Conway, informing him of the board’s decision.
The news comes less than 24 hours after two of the board’s senior members offered their resignation, whilst it’s former CEO John Delaney offered to walk away whilst an internal investigation was being carried out.
However it is now believed that a new board could be put in place as Sport Ireland have said no new funding payments will be made to the organisation unless it receives credible answers in regards to its finances.
Meanwhile it is understood that the Oireachtas Committee members were left even more angered this afternoon as the Companies Registration Office received a report informing them that the accounts at the Football Association of Ireland are not being properly kept.
The Deloitte report found that the FAI are currently contravening section 281 and 282 of the Companies Act.