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    Makes the really good point that credit card irregularities was what he used to oust Bernard O'Boyle in the first place. Now he's withdrawing a grand a month in cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Do you mean it didn't originally come out of divorce proceedings?

    Anyway, The Sunday Times has plenty of detail about Delaney racking up €40,000 of spending on his FAI credit card in the second half of 2016. Lets hope the calls for an external forensic audit get too loud to ignore, because I'd say that there have been others with their snouts in the trough too.
    None of the information came from his divorce proceedings and what’s in the public domain is only the tip of the iceberg. For those who think jd can keep his Uefa Job https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-so...-idUKKCN1RM238
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    "While Delaney was on a salary of €360,000 as chief executive, he used the FAI credit card to pay for duty-free purchases at airports, meals in his local pub in Wicklow and to make cash withdrawals of more than €6,000 in six months"

    Someone call the cops please

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    Yup. Or Revenue. And it goes on to say -


    Delaney’s FAI credit card included 13 separate bills from Plucks, his local pub and restaurant in Kilmacanogue, amounting to a total of €563 in six months.
    The credit card statements show Delaney had a tendency to withdraw cash using the FAI card in sums ranging from €100 to €250. In just over 40 cash withdrawals in six months, Delaney withdrew more than €6,180. These withdrawals incurred bank charges of more than €115 for the FAI.

    On July 21, 2016, Delaney withdrew €200 and €150 from the Topaz garage in Kilmacanogue. On the same date, the credit card was used to withdraw the sterling equivalent of €265 in Terminal 2 of Heathrow. On October 7, the day after Ireland won a home World Cup qualifier against Georgia and two days before the team played away to Moldova, Delaney withdrew €600 in cash in three transactions.

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    Now it's possible he uses Plucks as a convenient place for meetings given it's close to home. So if you've a 5pm meeting, arranging it there as opposed to Abbotstown could suit both parties.

    But the cash is dodgy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gufct View Post
    None of the information came from his divorce proceedings and ]
    It's customary to give some sort of source or indication as to where you're coming from gufct.

    Because Delaney himself argued in court that it came from his divorce proceedings -

    He had argued that as the documents detailing the transactions came to light as a result of an in-camera family law case involving his ex-wife, they should not be placed in the public domain.
    https://extra.ie/2019/03/18/news/iri...laney-fai-loan

    He could be lying of course - but certainly at the moment I'll believe what he told the High Court over what you're saying

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    The judge actually ruled against him as the Times proved that the source of their story was a whistleblower from within or formerly within the Fai and that the documentation was not from his divorce proceedings.

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    Again, link away.

    The link I've provided says that -

    Mr Delaney attempted to secure an emergency injunction preventing The Sunday Times publishing details of the €100,000 loan late on Saturday night. He had argued that as the documents detailing the transactions came to light as a result of an in-camera family law case involving his ex-wife, they should not be placed in the public domain.

    However, the judge ruled that there was a clear public interest in publishing the material. ‘I am satisfied that the finances of the FAI and any payment and repayment to its chief executive are matters of significant public interest,’ the judge ruled.
    So the judge said that regardless of who broke the news, it was public interest and therefore newsworthy.

    This link says that the judge found no proof of a link with divorce proceedings. Which is not quite the same as what you said.

    But on stuff like this - you have to post a link.

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    If Mr. Delaney eventually resigns or leaves the FAI in some form, how is allowed to continue in a role with UEFA ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    If Mr. Delaney eventually resigns or leaves the FAI in some form, how is allowed to continue in a role with UEFA ?
    I think he can't be on an executive committee but he can still work for UEFA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gufct View Post
    The judge actually ruled against him as the Times proved that the source of their story was a whistleblower from within or formerly within the Fai and that the documentation was not from his divorce proceedings.
    The "whisltleblower" would almost certainly be the Times' source for the 100k loan. It is the modus operandi of the Times to purchase/gather information via the whistleblower. The Times' lawyers would have gone over it with a fine comb.
    I'd understand that the credit card info came via this source.

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    I do wonder if with establishing this Executive Vice President position the FAI might have stumbled upon a structure that works for us.

    The Irish Times are keen to push the credentials of Padraig Smith and Susan Whelan at Leicester City is another potential option for the CEO role.

    I could see a successful structure where the FAI had Rea Walshe handling the day-to-day running, a CEO in overall control and setting the strategic direction and someone like Niall Quinn as Exec VP to bring experience of the football world to the leadership team and acting as a public face for the association (showing up at UEFA events etc).

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    Delaney simply said "No comment" when leaving the board meeting today. Still clinging on perhaps.
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    No doubt Delaney has somebody negotiating his 'release package'.
    That board of numpties have probably hired some consultants at €5,000 p/h. to advise them what to do.

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    Sure John Delaney could run anything.

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    He has stepped aside pending the investigation. Hanging on to the last, the aul *******

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Makes the really good point that credit card irregularities was what he used to oust Bernard O'Boyle in the first place. Now he's withdrawing a grand a month in cash.
    And wasn't that only for £200? The cheek!

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    The latest one now is that he has offered to step aside pending the outcome of the investigations.

    I mean at this stage his brass neck will have to be upgraded to platinum!

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    Treasurer and one other Board Member gone as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    And wasn't that only for £200? The cheek!

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    The latest one now is that he has offered to step aside pending the outcome of the investigations.

    I mean at this stage his brass neck will have to be upgraded to platinum!

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    The last time you were here Bonnie (that was last january) you brazenly boasted that you would be more regular on the board. You have a serious dose of foot ie constipation.

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    By the way,the 3 have stepped aside and not resigned.

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