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Republic of Ireland Team Talk/News/Rumours

Discussion in 'International Football' started by Dub13, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. edcarroll02

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    Sounds like there was zero control over anything there at all from a governance point of view, the board is compromised and unless all if this money which are very clearly for personal expenses was repaid before this whole fiasco became public every one of the board is unfit to maintain their positions, zero checks and balances!
     
  2. bobby benitez

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    Firing them all won't be enough. This isn't there money they're spending.
     
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    Always suspected JD was a bad egg, I was amazed when nothing was done after he got that 5 million from blatter a few years ago.
     
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    New concerns raised around FAI in protected disclosure - including questions about John Giles foundation
    New allegations after complaint made to Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement

    Philip Ryan
    April 14 2019 12:40 PM
    The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement has received a detailed protected disclosure outlining a number of new concerns about governance at the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
    The Sunday Independent understands a similar letter has also been sent to the Charities Regulator and the Revenue Commissioner.
    The author of the letter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, makes a series of allegations surrounding corporate governance at the FAI and other entities linked to the association.
    It includes questions surrounding how funds linked to the John Giles Foundation are operated.
    It also raises concerns about the transfer of funds between the FAI and a business linked to the Aviva Stadium.
    In addition, there are allegations relating to the investment of FAI funds.
    The author of the complaint also notes that questions were raised at the Oireachtas Sports Committee about the FAI's inability to declare whether they have a tax clearance certificate, which should now be answered.
    The complaint follows weeks of controversy surrounding corporate governance at the FAI after it emerged John Delaney gave the football governing body €100,000 while he was chief executive. Soon after details of the loan were published, Mr Delaney stepped down as chief executive. However, he was subsequently appointed to the newly created role of FAI executive vice president.
    Sport Ireland sought an explanation for the loan from the FAI but decided to withdraw funding when it did not receive satisfactory responses to their questions.
    Last week, Mr Delaney appeared before the Sports Committee where he was expected to answer questions related to the loan and other financial issues at the FAI.
    Mr Delaney, whose future with the FAI was in doubt last night, said he was told at a meeting in April 2017 that the FAI's €1.5m overdraft limit would be exceeded if all their creditors cashed their cheques and bank transfers.
    He said he was surprised by the situation and gave his financial director a cheque payable to the FAI for €100,000 as a "precautionary measure".
    Mr Delaney was later told the cheque would have to be lodged by the association. He was repaid in June 2017.
    "I accept that the overdraft limit issue arose on my watch as chief executive officer. I wish that it had not happened but I acted in the best interests of the association," he said.
    Mr Delaney said he was precluded from answering further questions on advice of his solicitors.
    Sunday Independent
     
  5. babbsnads

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    2 resignations from the board and Delaney has offered to stand aside while the investigation is ongoing,that's big of him. Turns out he cant resign if he wants to keep his UEFA role because he needs to be a national officer at CEO or VP level.
     
  6. bobby benitez

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    He would walk into any CEO role in the country, double his wages and do half the hours.
     
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    As someone said today,when he finally gets fucked out he can take up one of those many jobs he claims he's turned down.
     
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    He's not going anywhere so - how long will all these investigations take? and what can they actually do with their findings?
     
  9. bobby benitez

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    Listening to Joe Duffy over the last few weeks it's clear to me that Johnny Boy learned how to run football from uncle Sepp. Just like Blatter he understood the association's in Antigua, Andorra and Guinea have the same clout in re-election that Germany Brazil and Spain do.

    Delaney appears to have looked after the club's in the back arse of no-where to keep them sweet. If he sought election I'd say he would win.
     
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    FAI have been reported for breaches in the Companies Act for failure to maintain proper books of account by their auditors Deloittes. The whole thing is unravelling quite nicely now I must say, I didn't think things would ever get this far away from them but the Government have no choice but to dismantle the whole thing now, they're unequivocally unfit for purpose every single one of them.
     
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    Organisations all over the country are riddled with this kind of corruption. From state bodies to semi state,to every trade union and even local sports and recreation clubs. If theres money and politics involved,the chances of it turning to shit are huge.
     
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    Pretty shocking. Feel bad for the lads at the bottom of the food chain who really care about the organisation.
     
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    As I said above I think Delaney figured out how to keep the minions happy, maybe at local club level this would also be possible but in semi state and state bodies I would like to think there are more checks and balances in place.

    This just reminded me that when I was about 9 or 10 my mates Dad was treasurer for the local football team. He had a big plastic bag of coins in the kitchen. My mate used to dip into it until all our teeth were rotten. Hundreds of pounds were spent before anyone realised. I think his dad may have had to pay that back himself, this was in the eighties when no one had a washer. Must buy him a pint next time I see him to ease the conscience.
     
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    More checks and balances yes,but anywhere near enough? Not even close and very little accountability. Theres hundreds of different ways of dipping into the bag of coins and the bigger bag is,the more people have access to it and the more difficulty in figuring out who lightened it in a dodgy way and how. Those who are really good at it cover their arse and make sure the buck will never stop with them. Some of the stuff biting Delaney on the arse now seems very sloppy.
     
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    The 2 lads that resigned from the board yesterday were 80 ?!!!!!

    No offence but what could they possibly be contributing to the FAI apart from being yes men for Delaney ?
     
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    I've only experience with one to be honest with you and I've been amazed by the level of checks and balances that are actually in place, the levels of reporting that are in place for all commercial semi states are quite frankly ludicrous but it's better this way than that it's too loose which has always been our typical problem in Ireland. We've a board of directors that take what they're doing seriously and it makes all of our lives hell at times but I was pretty much amazed at how rigorous it all is.

    You can never get rid of all types off corruption because people will always be people but by having appropriate controls in place and a practice from the top of doing things by the book you cut out 90% of the avenues for people to engage in it. These checks and balances are totally void if you're dealing with a con artist at the top with a board who are also balls deep in it, as long as they're all looking after themselves there's nothing to be gained by anything of them rocking the boat and that looks to have been the case with the FAI.
     
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    You ageist sod! :D
     
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    My only question today is, how come Deloitte have only noticed this now, haven't they been the FAI's auditors for 15ish years? I'd be nearly certain the discrepancies haven't only been in the last 12 months.
     
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    It's mad isn't it? One or 2 things slipped through with regards the banks as well back in the day.
     
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    The level of checks and balances in the state and semi state bodies I've intimate knowledge of are all about arse covering for those higher up the food chain. They are very rigorous but the burden to meet these standards is put on those lower down the ladder.Theres loads of scope for those with a bit of power to scam the fuck out of the system or at least cover up their own ineptitude,because what things look like on paper often dont represent what happened in reality. The waste of money alone that I see in our place is scandalous,nobody is ever held accountable for it and I wouldn't really be getting into too much detail on the rest on a public forum. Straight up taking money will get you caught these days but the type of things happening are far more nuanced and it puts money in peoples pockets that's perfectly legal.
     

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