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Wednesday 29 January 2020

'Emergency meeting' of Oireachtas committee to discuss latest revelations

Fergus O’Dowd. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Fergus O’Dowd. Picture: Gerry Mooney

The FAI have been asked to attend an "emergency meeting" of the joint Oireachtas committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport this Wednesday to discuss the most recent developments at the association.

An FAI delegation appeared before the committee twice in April but a subsequent appearance, in October, was postponed. Committee chair Fergus O'Dowd had hoped to hear from the FAI again and last night he confirmed he was calling a meeting for this week.

"Following a request from Senator (Pádraig) Ó Céidigh, I am inviting Minister (Shane) Ross, inset, Sports Ireland and the FAI to an emergency meeting of the Oireachtas Transport, Tourism and Sport Committee on Wed. 11th December," O'Dowd said on Twitter on last night.

Earlier, the FAI had said: "The Board of the FAI tonight wishes to inform Minister for Sport Shane Ross and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Sport that it remains available to meet, as stated at Friday's press conference."

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