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Oireachtas Committee must get answers from Delaney at earliest opportunity - Munster

24 March, 2019 - by Imelda Munster TD


Sinn Féin spokesperson for Sport Imelda Munster TD has said that questions need to be answered in relation to John Delaney’s sudden move to the position of executive Vice President, a new role that has been created for him.

Mr Delaney suddenly stepped down from the position of CEO yesterday evening.

Deputy Munster said:

"We need to establish why Mr Delaney has been given a new role in the FAI. Is the reason he is no longer CEO to do with reports on the loan he made to the FAI in 2017?

"This decision was made swiftly after attempts to injunct journalists who were reporting on the story at the High Court failed.

"It is vital that Mr Delaney's new role is explained fully at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, and that there is full transparency around the the finances of the organisation, which receives substantial public funding.

"Transparency around the finances of the FAI has been sorely lacking to date, which is not acceptable.

"The FAI have previously rescheduled their appearance at the Committee twice, and I will be strongly advocating that the FAI appear before the Committee a week ahead of schedule, on 3rd April, to clarify these matters.

"The situation is becoming more bizarre by the day and the FAI needs to explain itself."

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