The FAI is too big to fail, but who’ll bail it out?

Like the banks, Irish football’s governing body won’t be allowed to go under. But it has a long, hard road ahead of it

22nd December, 2019
The FAI is too big to fail, but who’ll bail it out?
The FAI will not be allowed to go into liquidation. Picture: Sportsfile

The Football Association of Ireland will not be allowed to go out of business. All the talk of liquidation is nonsense. It won’t happen, no matter what shrill voices we heard last week, even if on a strict financial interpretation it probably should and even if some believe the organisation should be punished for what was allowed to happen under John Delaney’s watch. The only question is how much the government will end up paying....

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