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John Delaney leaving the Carlton Hotel after a meeting with the board of the FAI

John Delaney leaving the Carlton Hotel after a meeting with the board of the FAI

Colin Keegan

John Delaney leaving the Carlton Hotel after a meeting with the board of the FAI

A beleaguered FAI will face even more scrutiny from angry politicians today as the association failed to answer key questions - and also admitted that they were broke in 2017.

The FAI last night said that John Delaney has "offered to voluntarily step aside" from his role as Executive Vice-President with but that has been met with anger.

Sinn Féin TD Imelda Munster said "Mr Delaney and the board must go" while Noel Rock TD said it was "incredible" that Delaney had not resigned completely.

And Oireachtas members will today ask about the contents of a letter sent by the FAI to their committee by the FAI last night. A key question from Rock (Has the organisation always had an active tax clearance certificate?) was not answered fully while the FAI did not deal at with a query about who signed off on a FAI statement which claimed that the board were "fully informed" about the €100,000 loan from Delaney.

The late night letter from the FAI also admitted that at the time of the loan "it had utilised all available funding across its bank accounts".

Former Ireland manager Brian Kerr said the board had to go: "It once again proves that this board has to be changed".