John Delaney Stepping Aside From FAI

John Delaney has offered to step aside as Executive Vice President at the FAI.

However the move is pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Association into issues of concern to the board.

This following a meeting of the FAI board in Dublin this afternoon.

In a statement, the FAI says its former CEO John Delaney has voluntarily agreed to step down pending an independent investigation into issues of concern to the board.

Mr Delaney, who took over as CEO in 2005, had been the subject of controversy after it was revealed he loaned the association 100 thousand euro to resolve ‘a short term cash flow issue’.

He recently left his post as CEO to take up the role of Executive Vice President within the association.

Honorary Secretary Michael Cody and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray have also resigned from the board.

The FAI plans to update Sport Ireland, before the latter appears before the Oireachtas Sport Committee tomorrow.