Analysis: Jonathan Hill pay breach kicks off at most damaging time for FAI

The months old revelation that the chief executive was paid above agreed levels has taken on new life

FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill apologised and paid back the money. Picture: Getty

Last November, when the Business Post revealed that the FAI had overpaid its chief executive in breach of government-sanctioned agreement, few believed it would be so catastrophic.

It was a bad look, particularly for an organisation trying to redraw its image after years successive financial scandals.

But it didn’t appear like an insurmountable issue for the FAI, or for Hill, the chief executive, particularly after he quickly returned the money and apologised.

Now the situation ...