FAI sought €18 million bailout from Government

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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) sought an €18 million bailout from the government, the Minister for Sport has said.

FAI executives and members of the FAI board attended a meeting at Leinster House on Monday night to outline the state of the association’s finances with Minister Shane Ross.

An Oireachtas committee heard this morning that the FAI sought €18 million in a bailout from the government at that meeting.

Ross told the committee the FAI is not fit to handle public funds after an independent audit into the association’s finances was carried out.

-Noah Harte