Sport Ireland to meet to discuss FAI chief executive’s pay deal

The body is meeting Tuesday in the wake of the latest issues with the FAI board’s operations

The controversy over FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill’s pay has led to Sport Ireland witholding funding from the organisation. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Sport Ireland is to meet on today to discuss the latest revelations about the pay package of Jonathan Hill, the FAI chief executive.

The state agency, which oversees funding and governance in Irish sport, confirmed to the Business Post last week that it was withholding funding from the FAI over concerns regarding its compliance with rules governing its chief executive’s pay.

Under the FAI’s agreement with the government, the chief executive’s pay cannot exceed that of a departmental secretary general, which was €216,000 in 2022. Hill’s pay has been set at €207,590 per annum along with a cut of new sponsorship deals but he has also received commuting expenses and payments in lieu of annual leave.