Analysis: FAI strays offside again with latest payments controversy
The football body was supposed to have turned the page, but payments to its top man are a replay of its financial dysfunction
It wasn’t meant to be like this. After the firestorm of the John Delaney years – which culminated, in 2020, in a bailout worth €20 million and the departure of its board – Ireland’s national football body was supposed to have turned the page on financial dysfunction.
But this weekend the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) finds itself once again in a drama of its own making – and once again, it’s related to payments ...