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Business of Sport: The song, the spin, the story

After his latest public relations disaster, the embattled John Delaney is now running out of lives, writes John Fallon

24th December, 2014
John Delaney: acutely aware of the value of keeping Ireland fans onside Picture: inpho

It was late on Wednesday night when the Football Association of Ireland launched its latest attempt to contain the latest in a long list of controversies surrounding its chief executive. Much like what went before, however, the ploy raised more questions than answers.

Absent from the brief 108-word statement issued by the association’s President Tony Fitzgerald was any apology for chief executive John Delaney’s decision to sing a pro-IRA song in a public house after...

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