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...

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