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John Delaney Takes 'Substantial Salary Reduction' In New FAI Role

John Delaney Takes 'Substantial Salary Reduction' In New FAI Role
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The FAI has confirmed that John Delaney has taken what it calls a "substantial reduction in salary" in his new role as the organisation's executive vice-president.

The FAI announced on Saturday evening that Delaney would be stepping down as CEO to take up the entirely new role.

The FAI has also confirmed that Delaney will be part of their delegation which appears before an Oireachtas committee next month. That Delaney would appear had been thrown into doubt following Saturday's announcement that Rea Walshe would be taking over as interim CEO as the FAI looks for a long-term successor.

"As was stated last week, John Delaney will be part of the delegation that meets with the Oireachtas Committee on Sport next month," said an FAI spokesman.


"That meeting is currently scheduled for April 10th and the FAI has written to the committee offering to bring the meeting forward to April 3rd.

"As regards John Delaney's salary in his new role as Executive Vice-President, the FAI can confirm that the salary is substantially less than the salary he previously received as CEO."

The latest in what have become near daily statements from the FAI following last weekend's revelation by The Sunday Times that Delaney had provided a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017 does not address the same paper's report from today that the now former CEO has been living in houses rented by the FAI.


It's said that the FAI was paying €3,000 per month since 2016 to rent a house in Wicklow from broadcaster Grainne Seoige for Delaney. The accommodation was in addition to his €360,000 salary. It is also reported that the FAI had previously rented a house in Malahide for Delaney. He reportedly paid benefit-in-kind tax on the accommodation.

The process of finding Delaney's replacement will begin on Monday morning. Interviews for the role are expected to take place in early May with the new CEO announced at the FAI's AGM in July.

Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile


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