Tuesday January 21, 2020

FAI circus shows limitations of Oireachtas committees

There are more effective means of investigating the football association’s finances and workings

14th April, 2019

The FAI pantomime rolled into town last Wednesday. Everything about the faux outrage had an air of predictability about it. Irish public life has witnessed so many occasions like this.

The men in suits strolled together into Leinster House, smiling for the media greeting party. As that was going on, Eamon Dunphy was telling Sean O’Rourke how the FAI had questions to answer. “The FAI is a one-man band . . . One person dominating...

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