Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has laid bare the perilous financial state of the FAI with a series of troubling revelations, the most stark of which is that they are currently in discussions with Uefa about a bailout package that would ensure they can operate for the next 12 months.
At an early stage in a long day’s journey into evening, FAI president Donal Conway had been listing some of the positive things being done under the association’s leadership, among which he included the promotion of ‘glow football’ which, played under ultra violet light, he told the Oireachtas Committee, allows for the game to be played “in the dark”.
The husband of a woman who was twice given incorrect smear test results and subsequently died of cervical cancer has called for HSE boss Tony O’Brien to be sacked or resign — and has not ruled out suing the State for what happened.
HSE director general Tony O’Brien is set to quit his post four weeks earlier than planned amid calls from victims of the cervical cancer tests scandal, Opposition politicians, and at least one Government TD, for him to resign or be fired immediately.
Politicians were told “untruths” about the cost of setting up Irish Water, according to a Fine Gael TD who said Dáil members who supported the establishment of the utility were left with “egg on their faces” over the fees paid to consultants setting up the company.