Monday February 17, 2020

Lots of bonhomie and ‘howareya’s’ but far fewer answers at FAI grilling

Among the things we learned at Wednesday's Oireachtas committee were that an earlier FAI statement claiming that the entire board were aware of that €100,000 loan by Delaney to the FAI was confirmed to have been incorrect

11th April, 2019
Former FAI chief executive John Delaney with Director of Competitions Fran Gavin on their way into a Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport today.

"Howarya lads. Are ye well?", John Delaney says breezing into Leinster House.

The former FAI boss was brimming with effusive bonhomie en route to Wednesday’s Oireachtas committee on Sport grilling, but he got a heck of a lot quieter once he was inside and his complexion lacked its usual ruddy hue.

In a stance criticised by TD Ruth Coppinger as "Hamlet without the prince," Delaney read a prepared opening statement (which despite ample...

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