Thursday June 4, 2020

Asylum seekers’ football funding pulled amid governance row

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan confirmed that grants to the ‘Grassroots Integration Through Football’ scheme will not be restored until his department is confident the FAI is being run properly

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
21st April, 2019

The Department of Justice has stopped EU funding to a football programme for migrants and asylum seekers because of concerns over the FAI’s governance.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan confirmed that grants to the ‘Grassroots Integration Through Football’ scheme will not be restored until his department is confident the FAI is being run properly. The FAI has been given over €1 million for the project since 2008 and was due to receive instalments...

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