Make-Or-Break For FAI As Report Backs Wide-Ranging Reforms

FAI President Donal Conway speaking at the launch of Governance Review Group report

The head of a review into governance issues at the FAI says there’s clearly been an erosion of trust, confidence and faith in the association.

The review, which was published earlier, makes 78 recommendations for overhauling how football’s governing body is run.

They include having more women and independent directors on the board, which will have an 8-year term limit for members.

There’ll also be clearer guidelines for the role of the board and more oversight of how funding is approved.

The head of a review into governance at the FAI says it will go a long way to restoring faith, trust and confidence in the organisation.

The report was ordered following controversy at football’s governing body which led to former CEO John Delaney stepping down.

They include a term limit for all board members of 8 years and the next chief executive not being a member of the board.

There’ll be four independent directors and at least a third of members will have to be women.

All funding proposals for over 10 thousand euro will also have to be signed off by the board.