FAI decline invitation to appear before Oireachtas committee
The FAI have released a statement to say that they will not be able to accept an invitation to appear for the Joint Committe for Transport, Tourism and Sport tomorrow.
The statement says that board members and senior executive staff are required at meetings vital to the financial restructuring and the appointment of an independent chairperson.
They say they are committed to appearing before the committee when the appropriate representatives are available.
The statement in full reads:
The Board of the Football Association of Ireland has this morning informed the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport that it is unable to accept an invitation to appear before the Committee on Wednesday, December 11th.
The focus of the Board at this moment in time remains the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs, as well as the appointment of an Independent Chairperson and Independent Directors.
As key Board members and senior executive staff are required at meetings vital to the financial restructuring and the appointment of an Independent Chairperson, it is not possible for the FAI to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on this occasion.
The Board remains committed to appearing before the Committee on a date when the appropriate representatives are available.
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