FAI in meltdown: debts and dysfunction put Irish football in peril

With sponsors dropping out and the government withholding funding many wonder if the FAI can – or should – surviveThe Football Association of Ireland (FAI) had myriad reasons to duck a parliamentary grilling this week.Years of greed and dysfunction at the heart of Irish football have come to head. The organisation is broke. Sponsors are dropping out and the government is withholding funding. Redundancies and cutbacks loom. Public anger is mounting and there are threats to staff. Many wonder if the FAI can – or should – survive. Continue reading…