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FAI Board welcomes announcement on future of Irish football



The Board of the Football Association of Ireland welcomes today’s announcement by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross of an agreement with the Government, UEFA and Bank of Ireland on a joint plan to safeguard the future of Irish football.

The detailed agreement was reached after weeks of talks amongst all parties and highlights the commitment, trust and confidence of all stakeholders to work together for the sake of our game.

Commenting on the agreement, FAI Independent Chairperson Roy Barrett said: “This agreement is vital for Irish football and allows us to take the first steps in the rebirth of our sport. We can now progress with our plans to restructure and rebuild the Association and do what is best for our staff, our players and all our stakeholders with minimum disruption for Irish football.

“On behalf of the Board and the Association, I would like to thank all our partners for their support and their commitment to the future of our game and we look forward to working with them, our staff and our stakeholders to bring this plan to fruition.”

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