Chair Of Oireachtas Sports Committee ‘Deeply Concerned’ About FAI

Oireachtas Sports Committee

The Chair of the Oireachtas Sport Committee says he’s ‘deeply concerned’ about the governance of the FAI.

There have been more questions about how the organisation is run – leading to John Delaney stepping down as CEO.

He’ll take up the newly-created role of Executive Vice President on a lower salary.


Representatives from the organisation are due to appear before the Oireachtas Sport Committee next month.

Chairperson Fergus O’Dowd insists it won’t be a witch hunt – and wants answers about the FAI’s governance:

“I’m deeply concerned – I think this is a key moment in our country in terms of sports – especially in terms of soccer – and significant changes have occurred over the last weekend – the public need answers and they need clarity and we’ll see what comes out but  most of all they want real change.”