Friday November 22, 2019

FAI flouts Ross’s demand to change governance practices

A proposal by the Football Association of Ireland would allow its board members to stay in situ for 14 years.

3rd February, 2019

Women’s football chair Niamh O’Donoghu

A proposal by the Football Association of Ireland would allow its board members to stay in situ for 14 years. If passed, the football body would undermine the Minister for Sport’s plans for reform of governance practices of sporting institutions.

A revised version of the FAI rules, drafted ahead of its upcoming Emergency General Meeting, says that: “Any current board member . . . [except the honorary secretary and honorary treasurer] who has served...

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