The Football Association of Ireland Chief Executive John Delaney has stated that he provided the FAI with a €100,000 bridging loan in April 2017.
The Sunday Times has reported that Delaney wrote a personal cheque of €100,000 to his employer in 2017.
Last night Judge Anthony Barr refused a high court application by Delaney to prevent The Sunday Times revealing details of the payment.
Just spent the last three hours in the High Court after John Delaney tried to get an emergency injunction to prevent us reporting on FAI and Delaney payments. The judge ruled in our favour! Story in @SunTimesIreland tomorrow. 🙂
— Mark Tighe (@marktigheST) March 16, 2019
A late night statement issued by the FAI on behalf of their CEO John Delaney said;
The short-term loan was required to aid cash flow on that occasion and was repaid in full to John Delaney by the Association in June 2017.
The CEO has also confirmed that his UEFA remuneration for 2018 has been donated back to the FAI on a voluntary basis.
Speaking tonight, John Delaney said: “I am aware of stories circulating around this loan dating back to 2017.
“I confirm that I made a once-off bridging loan to the Association to aid a very short-term cash flow issue.
“This is the only occasion on which I provided the Association with a short-term loan.”