Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport, Tourism, and Sport Robert Troy TD has said that the resignation of John Delaney from the role of Chief Executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) raises more questions than answers over a bridging loan provided to the FAI from Mr. Delaney.
Deputy Troy explained, “There are major questions to answer over the bridging loan provided by the Chief Executive of the FAI to the organisation. Yesterday we learned that John Delaney has side stepped from his role to a new executive vice president position.
“The larger question remains. The uncertainty around the loan must be answered and I expect John Delaney to come before the Oireachtas Committee in early April or sooner to answer this, explain the remit of the new role, and if his actions were not becoming of a CEO why should he take up an executive vice president role within the FAI.
“When before the Committee I expect the FAI are able to explain whether adequate corporate governance structures were in place or are in place.
“The FAI has indicted their willingness to bring forward their appearance before the Oireachtas Committee and I will be raising this possibility at our Committee sitting this week,” concluded Deputy Troy.