FAI must build trust across the board

For Ireland’s football association to recover, it needs a thorough overhaul in terms of cash, competence and culture

15th December, 2019
FAI must build trust across the board
Former FAI board member John Earley, chairman of the underage committee, and executive lead Paul Cooke. Picture: Sportsfile via Getty Images

It has been a troubling year for Irish football fans as the stark reality of just how badly the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been run was laid bare in a series of reports, as well as in the figures contained in its annual accounts.

There are lessons to be learned from this saga for the FAI itself, and for anyone involved in the business of running companies. To understand those lessons, it is...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

AIB financial targets will be met by closures and 1,500 job cuts

Analysts Ian Guider 4 months ago

Brian Keegan: Businesses deserve a reward after such a tough year

Analysts Brian Keegan 4 months ago

Flutter playing Fastball as stakes rise in the US

Analysts Peter O'Dwyer 4 months ago

Credit guarantee: The money’s there, but where is it going?

Analysts Ian Guider 5 months ago