Wednesday January 29, 2020

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

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

4th April, 2019
Sport Ireland chief John Treacy on his way into the Oireachtas committee meeting. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Yet, when the question was put to him, Treacy dithered, tried to sidestep it and then finally said "well I can’t say yes". He should have said clearly – ‘no’! The saga surrounding the undeclared loan by the former CEO of the FAI John Delaney to his own organisation is insufficiently clear, without the statutory body for sport in Ireland adding to that lack of clarity.

And that funding is significant,...

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