FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland chief John Treacy on his way into the Oireachtas committee meeting. Pic: RollingNews.ie

It is not unreasonable to expect that Sport Ireland might analyse the annual accounts of all the large sporting bodies it funds and query any obvious unusual payments

Watching John Treacy, head of Sport Ireland (SI), reluctantly fail to express confidence in the board of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) at the Oireachtas committee was one of the strangest sights for quite a while. Treacy has been around the block quite a few times and he must have known that there was only one important question for him this week: ‘does he have confidence in the FAI board?’ What did he...

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