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From The42 Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream Violation

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream

Athlone native Robbie Powell was flagged for clostebol in a test taken last November.

From The42 Munster CEO says the province is 'overly reliant on matchday income' Finances

Munster CEO says the province is 'overly reliant on matchday income'

Selling the naming rights for Thomond Park remains a possibility.

From The42 Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation Drugs In Sport

Irish amateur wrestler given four-year ban for doping violation

The athlete failed her doping control test in November and the four-year ban is place since December.

From The42 Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban Anti-doping

Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban

The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.

From The42 A little added nature in your exercise goes a long way Nature Moves

A little added nature in your exercise goes a long way

With sportspeople off, healthcare workers are the high-performance operators still standing and they, like the rest of us, can take a benefit from meaningful time outdoors.

From The42 Carlow footballer filed appeal to reduce anti-doping ban before accepting four-year suspension Statement

Carlow footballer filed appeal to reduce anti-doping ban before accepting four-year suspension

Ray Walker yesterday confirmed his acceptance of the ban.

From The42 Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation Review

Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation

CEO John Treacy agreed the punishment is lenient.

From The42 Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year SPORT IRELAND

Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year

Elsewhere, Sport Ireland’s testing routines have been interrupted by the Covid-19 shutdown.

From The42 Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test Strict Liability

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test

The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.

From The42 Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means' Covid-19

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'

Dr Una May says the organisation will follow statutory guidelines while continuing to test athletes in certain cases despite the restrictive circumstances.

From The42 'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport' Concern

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

From The42 Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda Player Welfare

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

From The42 Sport Ireland confirm maternity pay for top Irish athletes Progress

Sport Ireland confirm maternity pay for top Irish athletes

Athletes will be paid for 12 months.

From The42 Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI Another Dark Day

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

From The42 FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee Absent

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee

Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.

From The42 Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

From TheJournal.ie Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána Forensic AccountantS

Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána

Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI in April.

From The42 FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee Added Time

FAI request postponement of return appearance before Oireachtas Committee

The Association were due at government buildings on 16 October, a day after Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Switzerland.

From TheJournal.ie Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure SPORT IRELAND

Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure

Sport Ireland has requested its scheduled appearance at an Oireachtas committee later this month be delayed.

From The42 'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform Unimpressed

'I’m almost in despair' - Brian Kerr slams FAI's proposals for reform

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Irish boss flags his concerns with the FAI’s new rules and how little respect he has for those that got Irish football into this mess.

From The42 Donal Conway to seek reelection at next week's FAI AGM after 'resounding victory' Poliical Football

Donal Conway to seek reelection at next week's FAI AGM after 'resounding victory'

The package of 78 recommendations put forward by the Sport Ireland/FAI Governance Review Group was passed with a margin of 116-2 at an EGM this evening.

From The42 Donal Conway to consider his position as FAI President amid political pressure The Latest Review

Donal Conway to consider his position as FAI President amid political pressure

Shane Ross, a host of politicians and Sport Ireland have all called on him to step away this week.

From The42 'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI Another Dail Day

'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI

The state of the football body was again the topic of discussion at Government buildings today.

From TheJournal.ie Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football' FAI

Ross asks FAI president to withdraw nomination for re-election, stating it is in the 'best interest of football'

In a strongly-worded letter to FAI president Donal Conway, the minister says the upcoming election falls short of the transparency.

From The42 All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco Knock-on Effect

All Irish sports bodies to disclose CEO's pay to Sport Ireland in light of FAI fiasco

After all of the controversy at Abbottstown, the State body are beefing up their terms and conditions to avoid a repeat elsewhere.

From The42 Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility Sports Campus This post contains videos

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

From The42 Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans Changes

Two board members set to stay on as FAI and Sport Ireland reveal reform plans

In spite of a promise for the entire Board to step down, it has been recommended that one or two of them stay on for a year.

From The42 Sport Ireland to conduct 'extensive' audit of the FAI Further Scrutiny

Sport Ireland to conduct 'extensive' audit of the FAI

It will include an assessment of the football body’s fitness to handle public funds.

From The42 'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance Abbotstown

'Their visit is welcome': Uefa delegation meet FAI to discuss governance

FAI interim CEO Rea Walshe and Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy have welcomed the visit.

From The42 FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game' Governance

FAI and Sport Ireland invite football community to 'submit ideas on the future of the game'

It has been a difficult few months for the embattled organisation.

From The42 Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM Turning The Corner

Governance group set up to reform crisis-hit FAI ahead of crunch AGM

Sport Ireland and the football body have set-up a five-person group, the majority of whom are independent.

From TheJournal.ie Sport Ireland claims 'drip feed' of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation Kieran Mulvey

Sport Ireland claims 'drip feed' of media reports about FAI is harming attempts to reform organisation

It follows another revelation about the FAI and its former CEO.

From The42 'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame What We Learned

'The beginning of the end for the old FAI'- Dramatic day sends crisis-hit Association into endgame

The drama unfolded before today’s Oireachtas Committee meeting, and from there a very bad day got worse for the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust' Fai Overhaul

Niall Quinn says renaming the FAI might help reform the organisation and 'regain trust'

Quinn met with politicians and members of the local football groups in Leinster House today.

From The42 Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign Fall-out

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd believes a ‘full forensic audit’ of the association’s finances is necessary.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to appear before committee over FAI today John Delaney

Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to appear before committee over FAI today

Last week, the FAI appeared before the committee.

From The42 FAI subject to 'substantial' enquiries from Office for Director of Corporate Enforcement Further Scrutiny

FAI subject to 'substantial' enquiries from Office for Director of Corporate Enforcement

Sport Ireland are also refusing to rule out a wide-scale, independent audit of the beleaguered football body.

From The42 FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues' Statement

FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues'

A statement released tonight failed to mention under-fire former CEO John Delaney.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't think anybody would be satisfied by it': Leo Varadkar on John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance Answers

'I don't think anybody would be satisfied by it': Leo Varadkar on John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance

Leo Varadkar said the FAI was answerable to the ODCE which has questions that need to be answered.

From The42 Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI From The Top

Uefa 'aware' of decision to withdraw State funding from the FAI

Sport Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were to cease providing grants to Irish football.

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